Kendall Long is perfectly fine to be a Bachelor in Paradise villain.
The Bachelor Nation star shared a cheeky post when she claimed the title viewers gave her back on season seven of the ABC dating show after following her antics – but not everyone appreciated the joke.
In a photo shared on her Instagram page, Kendall was posing on a flight of stairs when she licked a red ring pop. The reality star had two pillows with devil emoji by her side as she stared straight at the camera. She titled the picture: “Sure, I’ll be your villain … kind of has a nice sound to it.”
On her Instagram page, Kendall received support from reality TV friends and her fans.
“To be honest, I was everything and I prefer to be ‘the bad guy’ because we’re the realest. We are people, ”wrote Bachelor Nation alum Chris Bukowski.
Others nominated Kendall to be the next star of “The Bachelorette”.
But in a Reddit thread dedicated to the photo, Kendall was beaten up for a “little” post to her ex, Joe Amabile, who recently got engaged to her “Bachelor in Paradise” star Serena Pitt.
“Kendall is getting on my nerves,” wrote one commentator. “Better not be a shadow post for Joe.”
“I was wondering if other people thought the ring thing was a subtle attack on Joe. I mean, it seems a little too obvious, doesn’t it? ”Another added.
“Yikes. It’s okay to hurt, but these types of posts are sickly, ”agreed another.
“Too old for petty behavior,” wrote another. “If I were her, I just wouldn’t make a single statement and move on with life.”
Another Redditor wrote that Kendall’s post “is a stark departure from how it has always presented itself”.
“A ring pop to tail Joe proposing to Serena?” Asked the commentator. “It’s petty as hell.”
“I already know it well! The woman caught,” agreed another.
“Kendall needs to rest,” suggested another commenter. “I really hope that sooner than later she will realize that this tearful, sad, jealous, and vengeful act is not looking good.
At the Bachelor in Paradise finale, Kendall showed up on the beach in Mexico more than a year after their relationship ended to be final with Joe. The couple split in January 2020, according to BachelorNation.com, and their split was largely due to their disagreement over where to live.
The exes both ended up in Paradise that summer, but Kendall found no love and left the beach prematurely. Joe proposed marriage to Serena at the end of the ABC dating show – but not before Kendall showed up one last time to give him her blessing.
“It was a little confusing,” Joe later admitted to Us Weekly. “The timing, I would say, wasn’t the best. I was just very focused on Serena and getting to that moment. I had a ring in my back pocket. So it was more like, ‘OK, I understand you’re here, you know, I wish you the best, but the time is not right. Now is not the time. ‘”
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