'The Bachelorette': Did 'mental health warrior' Ben deserve the cut? Fans slam Tayshia's 's***ty' decision

After opening up about his depression, failed suicide attempts and eating disorder, Tayshia eliminated Ben Smith saying he's too closed off

                            'The Bachelorette': Did 'mental health warrior' Ben deserve the cut? Fans slam Tayshia's 's***ty' decision

Tayshia Adams sent Ben Smith home on Tuesday after the hometown dates in the recent episode of 'The Bachelorette'. She chose her final three men after handing out the roses to Zac, Ivan and Brendan. Ben ended up getting the cut and she walked him out to the limo. After he left, Tayshia told the cameras that he didn't even show an ounce of emotion. He wasn't mad, he wasn't angry, he showed no emotion whatsoever and that she was disappointed in him.

She added that she'd begun falling in love with him but she didn't get the same from Ben who was too "closed off". She said she expected he could have shown her that the last few weeks meant something to him. Tayshia added that she spent a lot of time and energy pulling things out of him during their entire journey in the show and she didn't want to keep doing that. 

Fans were really disappointed by Tayshia's decision, some even branding it "s***ty". Ben is the one who's opened up about his bulimia, his depression, and two failed attempts at suicide two years ago. Fans thought that he'd opened up enough and that they cease to understand what else she was expecting out of him. As for the fact about him not saying "I Love You" to her while the rest of the men already did, some fans thought that it was a mistake withholding those words from Tayshia but a lot of them also respected his decision to only say it when he was ready. 

"Tayshia cut Ben because she wanted to see him beg her to stay and make a big romantic gesture/emotional plea and that’s kinda s***ty #TheBachelorette," tweeted a fan. "Ben is a mental health warrior and I will forever respect him for opening up as much as he did. #TheBachelorette" wrote another. "I just think it’s hilarious (re: frustrating) how they exploited Ben to confess his struggles with mental illness and then both Tayshia and the fandom give him absolutely no consideration or compassion. #TheBachelorette" wrote another fan. "Devastated that Ben feels he didn’t share enough with Tayshia when he repeatedly opened wounds and shared traumas so she can stop accusing him of being ~mYsteRIoUS~ #TheBachelorette" read another tweet. "In Ben's defense, I felt like he opened up a lot. From his eating disorder to his suicide attempt, I mean, what more did she want? As for him not showing emotion, I didn't see her shed a tear either during their goodbye. I'm sad. #TheBachelorette," read another tweet.






'The Bachelorette' finale episodes will air next week on Monday, 21st December and Tuesday, 22nd December on ABC. 

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