In perhaps the worst contestant interview I have ever heard, Kathy elaborates: "I don't like [Sue] for it, I'm sorry. I know she went through a lot. Still. You've got to learn how to contain your emotions. I was really offended that she'd bring us that far into her core of hatred. Didn't like it. So, I don't know if that's mean-spirited, but [shrug] it's how I feel." Yes, Kathy, it's mean-spirited. More to the point, it's jaw-droppingly self-absorbed to the point of almost being funny. Note that she's not saying she thinks Sue blew it out of proportion, she's not saying she doesn't think Hatch didn't intentionally humiliate her, she's not saying she thinks Sue had some ulterior motive...she's just saying that no matter what happened to Sue, she should have kept those feelings to herself to avoid, I guess, inconveniencing other people with them. "You've got to learn to contain your emotions"? That's utter nonsense in this context. I'm totally receptive to Amber's position that it got blown up because of the conditions, or to the position lots of people take that she had too much time to think about it and got herself all wound up, or to the position that she's obviously got issues of her own that have nothing to do with Hatch that are all over this situation -- I actually agree with all of that. I even understand -- even while disagreeing with -- the position that she may have blown it up for attention or money. But this? This idea that even if you feel the way Sue was feeling, you owe it to others not to leave your dirty emotional footprints on the floor, lest they "not like you" for making them look at your mess? That's asking Sue, in my opinion, to do the wrong math. It's fine if you want to say she overmeasured her own pain, but to say she should have measured her pain against your discomfort and spared you her troubles, that's just...I think that's wrong. And again, it disheartens me, because generally, I like Kathy.
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