Brooke Blurton Just Called Out Abbie Chatfield For “Narcissism” & “White Privilege”
Things have escalated in the feud between The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton and Abbie Chatfield, which comes after Abbie hard launched her relationship with contestant Konrad Bien-Stephens during finale week.
The beef originally sprung from Abbie posting about her relationship with Konrad last Wednesday (yep, a Bachelorette day), which seemingly led to Brooke unfollowing Abbie on Instagram.
While during post-finale interviews, Brooke remained coy about the unfollowing, even telling us it “wasn’t intentional”, she has now taken to her Instagram Story to well and truly call out Abbie’s behaviour.
Brooke began the post by thanking The Bachelorette viewers on behalf of herself and winner Darvid Garayeli, and she also spoke about recently grieving the death of her sister. She then addressed Abbie for the first time since the finale, writing “I hate to bring it up but personally and mentally I’ve been disrupted by all the crap that came with finale week,” she began.
“I’m not a hostile person and literally do not have any hate in my heart. Everyone who watched the show, or was on the show cast and/or working as crew, will know that I put my heart and soul into it and it meant a lot for me to open myself up so vulnerably like that.
“Not only that but for what it meant for the LGBTQIA+ and First Nations Community to have that display of representation. Which moves on to my new point. The hardest point. For that to be tainted ONCE again by 1. What I thought was a close friend. 2. Another white woman displaying what white privilege looks like. 3. A very clear display of narcissism.”
She continued that the timing of Abbie’s post, “Hurts me. Literally pains me,” and went on to say that she had tried to express her disappointment to Abbie. “I’ve reached out to this person to resolve this ‘conflict’ which in fact, classic naive me, adult me went to this person to communicate openly about the layers of complexity that this person’s actions show.
Brooke then wrote that by Abbie stealing all the attention during The Bachelorette finale week this took away “from NOT only me but what it meant for a queer woman of colour. If this wasn’t me, I’d still have this stance,” she said.
Read the full IG Story below:
Brooke finished the Instagram Story by saying, “You guys asked for my comment. There it is. Now go give them more air time in which is what this is exactly about.”
If you were wondering if the post was definitely about Abbie — as the woman Brooke mentions is technically unnamed on Instagram — then Brooke’s following post went on to confirm that Abbie was the “white woman” in question.
Brooke reshared an Instagram Story from Nicole Knight, which featured a comment that went further to explain Brooke’s perspective:
Abbie has not yet replied to Brooke’s statement. Stay tuned.