“Yes I am, because I don’t need negativity and hate on my page,” she responded. “It’s so unnecessary and unkind. There is NO reason to put others down, get off my page if you don’t like me.”
The 25-year-old was met with messages of support. As one follower wrote, “…. good for you.. you shouldn’t have to deal with any negativity or hate on your page. You’re a sweet girl and don’t listen to any of that s***”
Others questioned the reasoning behind online criticism.
“Imagine going to a stranger’s instagram page to leave a negative comment when all you know about them is what you saw on a screen,” another fan wrote.
Elnicki has faced criticism for her Fantasy Suite date in the Monday, March 20, 2023 episode of “The Bachelor.” She is among the women vying for Zach Shallcross’ heart on season 27.
As viewers saw, Shallcross broke his vow to not be intimate with any of his contestants in the fantasy suites, revealing he had sex with Elnicki. Fantasy Suites are an opportunity for the lead to get private time with their constants, away from prying cameras.
“I think to a lot of people this week is viewed as it’s like, okay, it’s like sex week,” Shallcross told Elnicki on their date. “I think in this experience, it can cause more issues and more problems than help. And I think what feels right to me is approaching this entire week not having sex with Fantasy Suites. I know it’s not conventional, but I want this to work. And to me, it’s probably the healthiest way to go about it. Because an engagement is literally like a week away.”
Elnicki was clearly surprised by his declaration.
“Like obviously sex is important in a relationship and you want that side of it as well,” she explained to him. “Did I think I was gonna get engaged to somebody I’ve never had sex with? Probably not, but we’re gonna work on it later.”
Some Fans Claimed Gabi Elnicki Was Disrespectful
Bachelor Nation fans had mixed reactions to their date, with some calling out Elnicki as being disrespectful while others thought Shallcross crossed a line revealing their sex life so publicly.
“It’s Gabi’s lack of respect for Zach’s wishes not to have sex for me,” one viewer wrote on Instagram. Another tweet read, “Notttttt really feeling Gabi tbh like respect his choice to not have sex she’s being weird.”
She was even accused of manipulating the situation. According to one tweet, “Zach set a clear boundary with Gabi and she manipulated him out of it. She looks so proud of herself, too. SHE IS SHADY.”
Zach Shallcross Was Criticized For Breaking Gabi Elnicki’s Trust
Shallcross expressed feeling guilty after their date and decided to reveal he broke his vow to host Jesse Palmer and his other constant, Kaity Biggar.
The morning after their date, a teary-eyed Shallcross confessed he had sex to host Jesse Palmer. He explained, “Waking up this morning, I’ve had this like pit in my stomach. I feel like I let myself down and I feel like I let the women down by saying one thing and doing another.”
He then went to Elnicki’s room and explained that he planned to tell the other women. As viewers saw, he did inform Biggar that they had sex.
“Zach just came into my room and told me that he doesn’t want to keep secrets. I’m feeling a little bit blindsided because everything that’s meant to be private and between us is now like not any longer,” Elnicki explained in a confessional during the episode. She added, “I do feel like my trust was broken because I felt like it was between us. Now it’s between us, plus everyone else.”
“The fact that Zach told everyone he and Gabi had sex without getting her permission or consent first is sooo f****** dirty,” wrote one fan. “You could see in her face how betrayed and violated she felt. Meanwhile Zach was patting himself on the back for being ‘open and honest’.”