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Fox News Pundit Under Fire for Calling ‘The Bachelorette’ Star a ‘Slut’

Aug 1, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A Fox News pundit is the target of backlash after he called “The Bachelorette” star Andi Dorfman a “slut” on the air. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Bob Beckel made the remark during his show “The Five.”

According to Beckel, Dorfman’s offense was revealed in the season 10 finale, when runner-up Nick Viall said that she had slept with him before breaking up with him. She ended up picking Josh Murray, accepting his proposal.

“She’s a slut,” Beckel said. “I’m not kidding you — when she sleeps with someone else and doesn’t tell the guy about it.”

Some of his co-hosts took issue with his remarks, including Andrea Tantaros, who said, “Excuse me, Bob, you probably sleep with a different woman every night.”

Novelist and “Bachelorette” fan Jennifer Weiner wrote in a column for “Today” that Beckel’s comments were “churlish and ungentlemanly at best, slut-shaming and sloppy-seconding at worst, a way of slapping a scarlet ‘S’ on a woman’s chest with the whole world — including her newly announced fiance and, presumably, her parents — looking on.”

Time magazine called Beckel’s comment “demeaning and infuriating.” Beckel made the remark after Viall “broke an unspoken rule” on the ABC reality show by talking about sex, the publication notes.

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2 Comments

  1. Well …. she did say to her fiance that she knew he was the one and fell in love with him the moment they met THEN still slept with both of them on their fantasy suite dates? She knew her family and friends were watching, she chose to do the reality show and Viall tried to talk with her off camera for two months so he’d have closure of sorts be for the live finale broadcast and that wench ignored him. I was a fan but she flipped a switch and became cold and a bit mean BEFORE he verbalized what everyone already suspected. Just sayin’ no sympathy for anyone who does a reality show and sorry but there are no “unwritten rules” . Breaking them =ratings!

  2. You and everyone else with a negative opinion need to look in your own past!!!!! That is the problem everyone passes judgment and you don’t know the situation or the person! I love Andi and Josh and what Nick did was uncalled for. He was just mad and needs to go on with his life, he was rejected ans was pissed.

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