'Click Bait': Tammy Ly Details Her Experience Within the Bachelor Franchise as a Woman of Color
Tammy Ly stopped by “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation” to chat with co-hosts Tayshia Adams, Joe Amabile, and Natasha Parker about her experience competing for Peter Weber’s heart on Season 24 of “The Bachelor” in 2020.
During her interview, the standout contestant reflected on her time within the franchise as a woman of color — and revealed why she believes viewers perceived her as a “villain” following her memorable feud with castmate Mykenna Dorn.
“I’ve thought about this a lot. I am an aggressive personality. I’m very loud. I’m a New Yorker [and a] Gemini. I can see why the things that I did portrayed me as a villain,” the stunning real estate broker explained. “But I feel like it was 10 times worse because people aren’t familiar with people of color speaking out and not being a secondary character.”
Tammy then drew similarities to a recent on-camera confrontation between “Bachelor” Season 25 stars Serena Chew, who is of Asian descent, and Katie Thurston, who is white.
“Look at this season, for example, with Serena. She had the balls to confront Katie, who she had an issue with, which is no problem because people are allowed to have issues with each other,” Tammy said. “Now she’s getting bullied [with people] saying that she’s coming after Katie and she’s almost portrayed as [a villain] because that’s all we’ve seen of her — this aggressive personality.”
She added, “I feel like the viewers are very uncomfortable with seeing people of color with a louder personality. That’s just my opinion.”
See what else Tammy had to say by listening to the latest episode of “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation” below.
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