Is Tino gaslighting Rachel? 'The Bachelorette' fans accuse suitor of 'downplaying' her feelings

'Second time Tino has deflected a tough conversation about his parents by saying 'I love you'... #TheBachelorette,' pointed out a fan

Is Tino gaslighting Rachel? 'The Bachelorette' fans accuse suitor of 'downplaying' her feelings
'The Bachelorette' stars Tino Franco and Rachel Recchia (ABC)
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MEXICO: It is pretty much safe to say that Rachel Recchia's hometown date with Tino Franco was an absolute disaster. 'The Bachelorette' star was almost in tears when Tino's father began grilling her about her intentions of joining the dating show and seeing his son. While the writing was clear on the wall that Tino's parents disapproved of Rachel, Tino however kept trying to console her by insisting that they adored her.

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Rachel and 'The Bachelorette' fans were left feeling iffy with the way Tino handled the whole situation. The pilot decided to give Tino another chance by having him over for fantasy suites week. Ahead of their overnight date, Tino admitted to the show's host Jesse Palmer that his parents were very hard on Rachel. During their date, when Rachel tried expressing her fears and concerns about Tino's family not accepting her, he once again downplayed her feelings by insisting that they would come around and accept her.

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Rachel during her date with Tina on 'The Bachelorette' (ABC)
Rachel during her date with Tina on 'The Bachelorette' (ABC)

Tino tried to calm Rachel's fears by listing out all her amazing qualities and declaring that he was in love with her. While Rachel was happy with his explanation, 'The bachelorette' fans however weren't willing to let Tino off the hook just yet. Many fans felt that the contractor was not only downplaying Rachel's very valid concerns but also gaslighting her by not acknowledging them. A fan tweeted, "#tino tried to gaslight rachel about how rude his parents were, but now he acknowledges it to #Jesse? And WTH does future Mrs. Forever even mean He gives off oogie vibes #TheBachelorette." "Rachel: Can you go forward with your parents not approving? Tino: *turns on gaslight* They'll approve! #TheBachelorette," wrote a fan. "TINO STOP GASLIGHTING AND LYING TO HER ahhh #TheBachelorette #bachelorette," demanded a fan.

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Tino Franco on 'The Bachelorette' (ABC)
Tino Franco on 'The Bachelorette' (ABC)

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Another fan shared, "I think Tino is gaslighting himself into thinking his parents liked Rachel … because they were not welcoming to her in the slightest. Homeboy is trippin #TheBachelorette #bachelorette." "Second time Tino has deflected a tough conversation about his parents by saying "I love you"... #TheBachelorette," pointed out a fan. "Oof, Tino once again using a love level raise to side step tough questions about his parents. And once again it worked!!! #TheBachelorette," echoed a fan. "Rachel keeps trying to tell Tino about how she feels about her interaction with his parents and he’s just like “but it’s fine!” And trying to move on like no, hello! This needs to be discussed!#TheBachelorette," expressed a fan. "Tino being ignorant towards rachel’s feelings about how his parents treated her is so unattractive like please stop downplaying it #TheBachelorette," observed a fan.

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'The Bachelorette' Season 19 airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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