'Bachelorette' Recap: Emily Needs to Chill Over 'Baggage' Comment

Kalon BacheloretteTonight was the episode of The Bachelorette we have all been waiting for. It's the one where someone (but who?) called Emily's 6-year-old daughter Ricki "baggage."

The mystery a-hole was Kalon (big shock) who is a pompous jerk for sure. But her reaction to what was said on the show was so way over the top. Obviously, as a mom, I get that no one should ever call my child "baggage." But she was not there. She did not hear it.

If Kalon meant what he said he did -- that Ricki was going to be a lot of work for whomever married Emily -- then she kind of needed to chill. Because it's true.


Obviously Kalon knew coming in that Emily had a child and he is a jerk for suggesting that was a problem. And by all means, he had already overstayed his welcome.

But after knowing someone for a couple weeks on a nationally televises dating show and getting almost no time alone, to expect a man to think of Ricki as a "bonus" is just plain insane.

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In my life I know women who would never consider dating a man with a child, like deal breaker, the end, case closed. So what is so wrong if a man has his doubts, too? Does he really deserve to have someone go "West Virginia hood rat backwoods on his ass?" Emily has every right to be mad, but calling Kalon a "bad person?" I am sorry, but no.

Obviously it is not Emily's fault that she is a single mom, but she does enter a relationship with some extra responsibilities and considerations. Some men might call it a welcome challenge. Others might call it a "bonus." Others might call it a baggage. But you can't say someone is a "bad person" because of how they respond to that. That is simply unfair and incorrect.

Some people are going to take a while to warm up to the idea of a child. If that person is not for Emily, fine. But to publicly scorn him, curse at him and call him a bad person just made her look oversensitive.

Sure, it was not kind what he said. But the dude came in on a helicopter, thinks he is Jude Law and wears pink. He deserved the boot on day one.

I don't really think there is a winner in this pack, though. She really got the bozo lineup.

Did you think she overreacted?


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