*by Bentley we mean Bentley Apologists (that guy with amazing hair had nothing to do with this post)
Let’s get started by watching a few clips that make yet another strong case for heavy editing in the show. This is an interview given right before Ashley is proposed to by both JP and Ben (this is just one clip clarifying the time of the interview as right before the final rose). Now this second clip is from the Japan show of Ashley supposedly “figuring Bentley out” and telling Bentley off. Notice anything similar? They are the EXACT SAME INTERVIEW happening on the same day, check out Ashley’s outfits, makeup, hair, and background. This girl has never been in the same outfit on this show in two episodes. What does this mean? The complete tell off of Bentley supposedly happening weeks earlier was completely fabricated.
After reading the Bentley Apologists Edits posts, this type of editing is no surprise to our readers. Ashley was edited to look sharper than she is, Bentley was edited to look like a jerk more than he is, and the producers haven been laughing all the way to the next trashy show production.
Bentley was never invited back to the final show. Contestants are compelled to attend on at the request of ABC as part of their contract. Same reason Bentley can’t give an interview. If Bentley violates the contract, the show can quite easily sue him for the “damages” to the production. The producers and Chris Harrison didn’t want Bentley back because it was too much of a risk for them as noted by this blogger.
Let’s re-watch the clip of the men discussing Bentley. All the comments are by no names like Drunk Tim (with the exception of Glambert) and the edits of the discussion are super choppy. Is this really all they had to say? Certainly not, the men that got to know him defended Bentley in the press here, here and here. Bentley had an army of friends on that panel that we never heard a word from. None of the men that supported him said anything on the final cut that aired? Well that is what the producers want you to think, but apparently these men actually defended Bentley, unfortunately we didn’t get to see it.
So what about the man whose name has been mentioned in EVERY SINGLE SHOW since the first 3 episodes he was on? The man who got a girl to fall in love with him after hanging out a total of about 3-4 hours alone? And even with the edits, is what Bentley did really that bad? We are quite certain Ashley gave roses to multiple men she had mediocre feelings for. Shoot, Ashley had Ben propose to her before telling him no. Ben said that Ashley gave no sign that she was not choosing him till after he completely humiliated himself. How is this any better than what Bentley did? It’s not! It’s actually worse. Bentley was leading a girl on for a few dates and Ashley made someone think she was going to marry them. What about Brad Womack and others who slept with multiple women only to reject them for someone they were certain they would choose? Clearly any of these offences is—much—much worse than what Bentley did.
Why have the Producers and Chris Harrison tried so hard to make Bentley look bad? They are mad at Bentley because he turned the game on its head. This game show is set up for the star Man or Woman to string along multiple mates to a rose ceremony, not the other way around. Bentley exposed how trashy this show actually is.
Bentley we have enjoyed fighting for you and your hair. Most of all we have enjoyed the dialog with some insane readers. Wish you the best.
We’ve mentioned our suspicions a few times that Ames wasn’t from around here. As in not from any of the continents on the planet, or the planet at all. And likely not even from our galaxy. We should reiterate that we’re not opposed to this at all. In fact, we welcome ABC’s embrace of diversity. For all we know, extraterrestrial viewers are all that’s keeping ABC afloat right now. (It sure isn’t the quality of their programming.) Maybe on Ames’ home planet, The Bachelorette is everyone’s favorite shameful TV addiction, like Korean soap operas on our planet.
Anyway, we have further proof. When Ashley left Ames twisting in the wind without a rose on Monday night, his reactions were anything but human. First, the dumbfounded look on his face didn’t say anything as clearly as, “Does not compute! Does not compute!” So, he may be a robot visitor from another planet, kind of like a Predator drone sent to spy on us. Second, he actually winked at Ashley. We’re not sure what to say about this. What can be said? If there were a list of utterly inappropriate gestures at that moment in time, surely winking would top the list.
While our allegiance is to Bentley, we can’t help but like Ames. You could say we have developed an other-worldly fascination with him. Now that he’s a finalist in the Bachelorette, he’s finally starting to get the media attention he craves deserves.
According to the gossip rags: “Although billed on the show as a ‘portfolio manager,’ one of his exes says he never really has real jobs. “He doesn’t really work. He just gets degrees and travels around.”
Sounds pretty good to us. Why is this supposed to be a knock against him? Like the other guys resumes are so great. Would you rather have him cut hair, make appetizers, or sell phones at a kiosk? He’s simply sampling from our planet’s rich intellectual and cultural heritage. Contrary to what this report implies, portfolio management (read: managing your family’s fortune) is a totally legitimate profession for a 30-year old aspiring alien actor. Plus, portfolios can get seriously crazy if you don’t manage them properly.
The article goes on to say that Ames is a “lady killer.” He’s charming, intellectual and good-looking, but he uses those great assets to get whatever he wants from women.”
Ah, yeah, or he uses his synthetic pheromones and wide-eye vision to attract them (which appear to be second only to Bentley’s rustic charm and rugged good-looks at attracting Ashley). He certainly Ames to please in that outfit.
Here at the Apologists, we generally don’t have many nice things to say about ABC or the producers of the Bachelorette, what with how they’ve been portraying Bentley and all. But we have to applaud them for one thing – their willingness to embrace diversity. No, not racial or ethnic diversity (all the contestants on the show are WASPs after all), but rather intergalactic diversity. Take Ames for instance. We like Ames. He’s clearly from another planet. Every time we seem him, it warms our hearts that the producers care so much about their other-worldly viewers to include an extraterrestrial on the show (though it is not fair to pit him up against Bentley). Sure, Ames is an alien but why should that keep him from finding love? Plus, if winning Ashley’s heart isn’t in the cards, Ames still has several options open to him including commanding the alliance Starfleet, becoming an Emmy-award-winning crooner, or having father/son outings with Zeus.