'Bachelor' Alum Courtney Robertson Says Slut-Shaming Kaitlyn Bristowe Is 'Never the Answer'

by Leanne Aguilera 7:20 PM PDT, June 16, 2015
Playing 'Bachelor' Alum Courtney Robertson Says Slut-Shaming Kaitlyn Bristowe Is 'Never the Answer'

Courtney Robertson is sticking up for Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe.

The former contestant, who stole Bachelor Ben Flajnik's heart and won season 16 of the ABC reality dating series, stopped by the ET set on Tuesday to share her thoughts on Monday night's jaw dropping episode.

Bachelorette contestant -- and self-proclaimed "catch" -- Ian Thompson shocked viewers this week when he called out Bristowe's seemingly promiscuous behavior just before a rose ceremony.

"I really see you as a surface level person at this stage I wonder if you're really that shallow," the former model said. "I came here to meet the girl who had her heart broken and was devastated by Chris Soules not the woman who wanted to get her field plowed by Chris."

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"That was so rude of him," Robertson said of Thompson's verbal lashing. "There's no way he's going to be the next Bachelor, his ego is out of control… I think [Ian's behavior] was a blessing in disguise for her -- his true colors showed."

Bristowe's behavior as the Bachelorette raised many eyebrows and headlines when a promo for the season revealed that she slept with one of her suitors before the fantasy suite dates, which is a first for the ABC series.

But Robertson is coming to Bristowe's defense: "Slut shaming is never the answer," the 31-year-old explained. "It's her journey and she's breaking the rules. I love a girl who breaks the rules."

Robertson is also known for breaking the rules and causing some waves. During her time on The Bachelor in 2012, the brunette beauty was pegged as "the villain" of her season."l've been called every name under the sun, and it's really hateful," she said.

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Since her time on the series Robertson published the bestselling book, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, and said that now many contestants are actively trying to gain the title of "villain".

"I feel people go on wanting to be the villain or vying for the next Bachelor or Bachelorette," she explained. "A lot of people go on to promote their business."

Now three years after her time in the TV spotlight, Robertson is working as a real estate agent in Los Angeles and enjoys the perks of living a normal, non-villainous life.