Jason Tartick Defends Kaitlyn Bristowe From "Grotesque" Criticism of Her Appearance

Bachelor Nation's Jason Tartick condemned the "nasty comments" fiancée Kaitlyn Bristowe has received during her stint co-hosting Katie Thurston's season of The Bachelorette.

By Ryan Gajewski Jul 15, 2021 8:00 AMTags
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Bachelor Nation's Jason Tartick is standing up for fiancée Kaitlyn Bristowe after she has endured remarks from online trolls about the way she looks. 

On Thursday, July 15, Jason stopped by the Click Bait With Bachelor Nation podcast, where the alum of Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette addressed Kaitlyn having to deal with social media users posting negative remarks about her appearance. Kaitlyn, 36, and fellow former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams are currently hosting Katie Thurston's run on The Bachelorette following former host Chris Harrison permanently exiting the role last month

"I don't know why people think it's OK to say the s--t they do on Twitter," Jason, 32, shared. "There's so many things in this world we can control, and there's so many things we can't control. Our looks and things like that are most of the things we can't control. And the way that people make comments, nasty comments, about people's appearances—and obviously, specifically, I'm referring to Kaitlyn—it's grotesque. It's a joke."

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He continued, "I don't see why people have to do that. And the other thing is, the fact that it's usually women putting other women down is just insane. When Chris Harrison was up there, were people talking about Chris Harrison's looks? Or when a guy's up there?"

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Jason, who proposed to Kaitlyn in May after two years of dating, made it clear that such remarks have been a painful part of the hosting experience for the Dancing With the Stars season 29 winner. "People see it, people hear it and they feel it, and whether they show it or not, it's gotta end," Jason said. 

In addition, he stated that while the couple is grateful for the opportunities and successes they've enjoyed as a result of appearing on the venerable ABC dating franchise, it doesn't excuse the negativity.

"With the bad comes good, but when you see some of the bad, and you're just like, 'Oh, she's aged'—well, yeah, we all f--king age," Jason said. 

Last month, Kaitlyn was refreshingly candid in her response to a Twitter user who had commented that something seemed "different" about the star's look. Kaitlyn replied by listing reasons her appearance may have changed in the six years since her starring role on The Bachelorette, including "brow lift, brow micro blading, got my teeth bonded, some filler in my lips, aging."

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