Did Katie Thurston deserve to be eliminated? 'The Bachelor' fans slam Matt James for being 'conservative'

'I wish ABC had Matt keep her around longer to call out bullies if any more arise,' a fan wrote


                            Did Katie Thurston deserve to be eliminated? 'The Bachelor' fans slam Matt James for being 'conservative'
Katie Thurston was eliminated in the latest episode of 'The Bachelor' after Matt James didn't see their relationship 'progress' (ABC)

It was evident from the eliminations in tonight’s, February 8 episode of ‘The Bachelor’ that Matt James is serious about meeting his future wife on the show. First, he sent home MJ Snyder for her snarky remarks about the new suitresses and later eliminated Mearg Tareke, Brittany Galvin and Ryan Claytor during the rose ceremony. However, more than everybody else’s elimination, it was Matt’s decision about Katie Thurston that’s baffled many. 

Undeniably, Katie Thurston was one of the most outspoken suitresses on Season 25 of ‘The Bachelor’ and she had grown to earn the appreciation of fans for several reasons. However, despite bringing to Matt’s attention the tension among the suitresses such as MJ Snyder and Serena C, she gets dumped after her one-on-one with him. The duo seemed to have a good time together, but it seems Matt didn’t see their relationship “progress”, which made him end Katie’s journey on ‘The Bachelor’. 

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It appeared as if the duo had a ball of a time during their date and Matt was even heard saying he was impressed with Katie’s sense of humor and gushed about their time together. However, when Katie eagerly waited for his rose during the dinner date, he tells her he has to let her go as he couldn’t see a future with her, unlike his feeling for the others in the house. 

Katie was taken aback by his decision but accepted her elimination without qualms as she boarded the limo to go home for good. Matt’s choice to let Katie go may have not affected her as much as her fans, who are seen slamming Matt for retaining more problematic contestants while dumping someone who always wore her heart on her sleeve. 

Reacting to Katie’s elimination one fan wrote, “Matt sending Katie home before Serena C is straight the f*ck up DISRESPECTFUL #TheBachelor" Another added, "I’m so mad, poor Katie, she didn’t even see it coming! WE DIDNT SEE IT COMING  #TheBachelor " One irked fan tweeted, "The DISRESPECT Matt showed Katie by having a ONE ON ONE and then sending her home like he didn’t know all day he was going to do that??? Smdh #TheBachelorABC #TheBachelor" One wrote, "Katie don’t even shed a tear it’s not your man, the chemistry was flat. A man is not looking for a buddy, a man usually wants that attraction and strong chemistry to fall in love then you gotta feed him after marriage  #TheBachelor it’s okay it’s not you its him." Adding to the above tweets one said, "Matt is a conservative man. I knew as soon as Katie showed up she wasn't going to be Matt's type. I wish ABC had Matt keep her around longer to call out bullies if any more arise."



 



 



 



 



 

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