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The Bachelorette Ashley Gets Roasted

What Jokes About You Are Off-Limits?

On last night's Bachelorette the producers had possibly the worst date idea ever: having all the contestants "roast" Ashley, in front of an audience no less. A few of the guys took the safe route by making fun of the other guys, but then the brave ones started making digs at the bachelorette, specifically, knocking her for having small boobs. I couldn't believe they'd go there — how old are these guys, 13? — but surprisingly, Ashley said her chest size was fair game and laughed along.

It wasn't until William committed the ultimate no-no, joking about wishing The Bachelorette was Brad's pick, Emily Maynard, instead of Ashley, that she wasn't laughing along anymore. Since she's in great dancer shape, body confidence isn't something she's lacking in, but after being rejected on The Bachelor, comparisons to "perfect Emily" are a different story.

Whether it's body issues or former flames, we all have sensitive subjects that hit a nerve when people mock them. I'm curious, what are yours?

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awesomepants awesomepants 4 years
I've never watched an episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette in my life but I keep hearing about how crazy and awful some of the men are and honestly, I feel like getting into it now. The producers clearly let all of this craziness go on so they could get more viewers and it's probably going to work. I just read some the quotes from Bentley on this site and I swear that man sounds like quality entertainment. He needs to be on Survivor next. I love trainwrecks.
Ellenora Ellenora 4 years
Generally, I find "roasting" (if that's what they're calling it) demeaning. I've had it done to me and it's torn me to pieces because none of them realized I was bullied for years. I put them in with the graduation speeches, wedding speeches...any sort of mushy, gushy speeches. Just don't say them!
amber512 amber512 4 years
Oh my gosh, embarassing best man/maid of honor speeches are definitely a don't. Especially when it's the best man completely ragging on the bride! This happened at my wedding and my face was BRIGHT RED. It was five years ago and it still bugs me.
sweetboredom sweetboredom 4 years
Jokes about my OCD are pretty well off limits. I don't enjoy the behaviors that result from the disorder, and I certainly don't enjoy being mocked for them.
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 4 years
I agree about roasts. I put them in the same category as embarrassing best man/maid of honor speeches... A DON'T!
stephley stephley 4 years
I’m with Amber, roasts are unnecessary nastiness. I can’t think of a joke subject I’d know to declare off-limits in advance, but I’m sure I could hear one that I’d wish I had headed off.
amber512 amber512 4 years
I have never liked roasts. Let's completely make fun of someone, but it's okay because we're "joking."
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