Katie Thurston clapped back at Bachelor Nation fans who aren’t necessarily fans of her latest Bachelorette promo.
The most recent promo for Katie’s season of The Bachelorette referenced Katie’s renowned introduction to Bachelor lead, Matt James.
Katie entered The Bachelor with a bang — or more like with a buzz.
She met Matt with her vibrator in hand. It became a hot topic during the first night of the show. She even ended up naming her vibrator after Matt’s initials, MJ.
Even though she may have not made it far on The Bachelor, her reputation as the “vibrator girl” did.
Katie’s most recent Bachelorette promo plays off of her vibrator-style entrance.
In the promo, “see what all the buzz is about” is written beside Katie’s face.
“buzz buzz,” ABC’s official Twitter account wrote along with the promo.
Katie joined in on the fun retweeting the promo with the caption “Good vibes only [rose emoji] [purple heart] see you then!”
Katie also clapped back at those who were slamming the promo and the reference about her vibrator.
On her Instagram story, she reshared an old TikTok video in which she said, “If you don’t love me at dildo girl, you don’t deserve me at I do.”
She shared the story the same day that the promo was released so it’s likely what she was referring to.
Fans slam Katie’s Bachelorette promos
Many fans thought Katie’s most recent promo was tacky and criticized how it was edited.
“My gosh. The photoshopping is unreal. This seasons promo and buzz is BAD,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another viewer felt that the vibrator references were overplayed.
“The amount of photoshop on this is just ridiculous… Also we really making her whole persona about a vibrator? Yay for sexual freedom! But can’t say over surprised.. The entire franchise loves s tag line and focuses on that the entire season,” the user complained.
Another viewer thinks that the promo proves that Katie might’ve not been an interesting enough choice for The Bachelorette.
“Love that we know nothing about the woman who came in 11th place except she’s sex positive. Maybe it’s because… she came in 11th place?”
Rumors surface that producers intentionally sabotaged Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette
Reality TV gossip account deuxmoi revealed that a source had told the account that the producers may have intentionally tried to sabotage Katie’s season of The Bachelorette — or at least her promos.
“The producers of The Bachelorette are not big fans of Katie,” the source revealed.
The source the reveals there’s a reason why producers are holding a grudge against Katie.
“If you are wondering why her promo looks so low budget, here is the reason,” the source stated.
The source then shared that Katie needed to sign off on Chris Harrison hosting The Bachelorette. She reportedly blindsided the producers when she announced that Chris would not be hosting her season of The Bachelorette.
Regardless of what haters and the producers think, Katie has made it clear that she’s not going to let any of it bother her.
The Bachelorette return to ABC on Monday, June 7 at 8/7c.