I had no idea that William Shatner has such strong opinions about The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars, but I cannot stop laughing. William has been adamantly campaigning to get Nick Viall booted from the ballroom in a series of impassioned tweets. I feel like I have finally identified the one person who takes reality TV more seriously than I do.
Sure, I feel bad for Nick, but Shatner’s devotion to both of these shows is just entertainment to me. He went on and on an on and on trying to rally support to vote for every contestant other than Nick.
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I’m not sure if William Shatner has a stronger passion for loving Dancing With the Stars or hating Nick, but this man takes The Bachelor seriously – something I can absolutely relate to.
He pulled no punches by tweeting, “My goal for
#DWTS is to knock Bachelor Nick out ASAP. Who is with me?” Not at all subtle with that one. Of course, there was a divided response to that. Some people called him out for bullying and others rallied behind him. Shatner tweeted, “So let me get this straight, saying vote for anyone but Nick is bullying but saying vote for ______ is OK? Sorry my tweeter but you’re wrong.”
One fan tweeted, “Go David Ross,” Shatner quoted the tweet and wrote, “Whoever your favorite is – just not Nick – make the 10 phone calls for them.”
Shatner asked, “How do we get
#BachelorNation to not vote for Nick?” This is a very interesting question since Nick has a polarizing presence in Bachelor Nation – to put it lightly. One viewer told William, “#BachelorNation hates Nick, no worries,” and he responded, “Well then get them to call or go online to vote against him!”
Nick is infamous for returning to the Bachelor franchise after losing out on love three times. One fan tweeted, ” I think
@viallnicholas28 should win so he doesn’t have to return 3 more times,” and the Star Trek alum did not play into that joke AT ALL. He just quoted it and posted, “No! He needs to go next week!”
Someone suggested, “Get everyone else to not vote for him,” and William replied, “I’m trying!” He sure is. Maybe a little too much.
William created the hash tag #DontVote4Nick and one fan said, “I think
@viallnicholas28 is kind of sensitive. You may break his heart,” which didn’t faze him at all. He tweeted, “And your point?” Damn.
William showed his devotion as a Bachelor viewer when he responded to a fan asking why he didn’t like Nick. William wrote, “Watch Andi‘s Bachelorette season where he started this Viall journey,” obviously a play on the word vile. He added, “Leopards don’t change their spots. Don’t be surprised if he shows up again on Paradise. I won’t be.”
I could quote the rest of his tweets telling people not to vote for Nick, but I’m sure you get the point by now. I do want to point out that he asked for people to kick Nick off as an early birthday present to himself – that seems like a lame “gift” to me.
Nick can’t catch a break when it comes to the social media haters. Still, he had no words for Shatner’s incessant posts. He just tweeted him a frowning face.
Nick‘s partner Peta Murgatroyd sent Shatner three crying emojis and he responded to her by saying, “Peta, you know I love you. Congratulations on becoming a mommy. Just can’t cheer you on this season. Love to Maks & Shia.” This man is way to into this show – and that is coming from me, a person who is way too into most reality shows. Even I’m not at this level. Peta replied, “HaHa It’s OK! Thanks for the love! Shai is amazing” with a kiss face emoji.
I wonder if this “campaign” will actually influence the voters. But seriously, I would love to watch reality TV with William Shatner. Sure, we don’t have the same opinions about everything, but he has the utmost enthusiasm.
TELL US – IS WILLIAM SHATNER BULLYING NICK OR DOES HE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT A FAVORITE TV SHOW? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?
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