Courtney was attacked by the women when she wasn’t on stage, and they also interrupted her when she tried to explain herself, leaving her in tears. However, she did apologize repeatedly, saying, “I’m really sorry I hurt your feelings, all of you. You may say it’s not genuine, but I’m going through real emotions and I don’t like being torn apart — my family and my friends in the tabloids. It’s awful. I didn’t think it through. If I could’ve gone back and thought ahead — oh, this plus whatever equals this — I would’ve handled myself differently. I was really defensive. I should’ve accepted [Emily O'Brien’s] apology. I shouldn’t have said mean things. And I’m sorry. And that’s why I’m here. To say I’m sorry.”
Last year, Michelle Money’s tears seemed to signal an end to the vicious Bachelor 15 attacks against her, letting people vent their final anger and then move on to Brad Womack’s final two. But since Courtney IS one of Ben Flajnik’s final two — and therefore not normally part of the WTA specials — viewers may not be done trashing her.
What do you think? Did the WTA change your mind about Courtney or do you think she’s just trying to do damage control? Has Courtney done enough penance for her comments? Do you still think she’s being fake and trying to “win”? For what it’s worth, we give Courtney credit for facing the mob and taking all of their comments with as much grace as possible. She “took it up the tailpipe,” to use her own expression.