I went through this whole thread, and it's pretty disheartening to see that people support the way the others excluded Joelle like that. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinions, and I repsect each and every one of them. But it's still disheartening to see support for pretty disgusting behavior.Originally Posted by stacerace;3303267;
It was obvious that Joelle did not work out as hard as the rest of them, but it's not like she lied flat on the ground and basically gave up. When they were showing footage of Joelle not working, I felt that the editors were scraping at the bottom of the barrel for some scenes that showed her laziness. The only footage they showed was of Joelle walking around the training room, and then simply asking Bob if his assignment was only directed to Helen. Honestly, if that's how lazy she is, then I don't think she's been slacking off that much. Ever since Bob got through to her in his rant in Week 2, I've seen progress in Joelle, and although she was still overshadowed by all of the other players in terms of work ethic, she did put effort in her work.
Joelle's so-called "laziness" does not give the others a reason to completely shun her to a point where it's borderline bullying. When the others were talking to Joelle, I felt like all of them considered themselves superior to Joelle, even with my favorite Tara. It was pretty disgusting to watch. This is a bit like what Tara did last episode with Dave, but the difference is that Tara's spiel was more constructive criticism on her part. She actually cared about the young man's future, whereas all of the players, including Carla, could practically give 2 s**ts about what Joelle does.
All of their comments weren't even helpful. They didn't try to reach to Joelle, or even try and help her out. They contiuously beat Joelle with words, and more words, and even more words. What good are they going to do? Get your emotions out? Well, I think the others should realize that when someone is down, like Joelle was, it's not a good thing to keep on kicking them while they're down. To enlarge her name on the voting slips? Despicable. To act like Carla was some queen while Joelle was a sort of a peasant? Vile. Then to completely disregard her existance in the voting room by not saying goodbye? Downright awful.
I was going to come in here and say that also. Looks like you've been reading my mind, CCL.Originally Posted by CCL;3303122;
Aubrey was the worst of them all when it came to kicking Joelle when she was down. I wonder what her reasoning was behind her words. Did it make her feel empowered, make her feel that she was better than Joelle? IMO, Aubrey looks really bad in this current situation. Not only was she only able to lose a measley 2 lbs when she had a month, but she's looking down on someone who lost 0 lbs who had a week.