'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik Makes the Most of Rude Twitter Messages

ben flajnikWhen it was revealed that Bachelor Ben Flajnik chose Courtney Robertson to be his lover, a serious stir was caused in the universe -- the Twitterverse in particular. After the show's finale on Monday night, Flajnik received a barrage of messages on Twitter, all basically calling him an idiot for picking Courtney.

But what Flajnik chose to do with the rude (fine, sometimes funny) messages is ingenious. In fact, some may say it's the best decision he ever made.

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He retweeted them. Even the really mean ones. And as someone who's all over the Internet -- and who gets her fair share of mean messages and comments -- I've gotta say: Respect, Ben. Here are a few of the (PG) gems.

  • I'm getting Ben and Courtney hairspray for their wedding gift to keep those bangs at bay!
  • BUT OMG U IZ SO STOOPID U SHOULD BRING KACIE B BACK COURNTEY IS TOTES MEAN AND I KNOW YOU SO WELL BY MEETING YOU ON TV.
  • Just pick them both and move to Utah...

Having people express their general disdain for you -- or your opinions or decisions -- on the Internet isn't fun. Trust me, I know. But I've learned that the best way to deal usually is just to embrace it and laugh it off, Ben Flajnik-style, as opposed to wallowing. 

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Of course people weren't going to approve of his decision -- no matter what it was; of course they were going to voice this disapproval on Twitter. It's where everybody voices their disapproval. But Ben made a good move, retweeting all those snarky messages in jest. It shows he really doesn't care. And it shows he's above it.

Has anyone ever said anything mean to you/about you on the Internet? Have you ever said anything mean about someone on the Internet ... ?

 

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