‘Love Is Blind’ Viewers Debate Cole, Zanab Cuties’ Scene

The aftermath of the Love Is Blind reunion continues. Cole Barnett and Zanab Jaffrey are each talking out as followers react to the now-infamous “cuties’ scene.”

The 27-year-old realtor, for his half, took to Instagram Tales to thank “everybody for the messages and feedback” on Wednesday, November 9, writing: “I can’t categorical how a lot your help means to me. I’m watching last episodes now and need to do a Q&A on tales tomorrow for y’all! A lot love. – Cole.”

The next day, the 32-year-old flight attendant launched a public word to her ex-fiancé — and a prolonged message to viewers.

Zanab Jeffrey and Cole Barnett
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“Cole, I fought for us till I couldn’t anymore. I do know you realize that. I do know you realize why I stated what I stated. I do know you realize what you probably did. It’s okay should you aren’t prepared to speak about that but. Zae,” she started on Thursday, November 10. “An apology for the web: I’m sorry. I’m sorry you weren’t in that relationship. I’m sorry you didn’t really feel what I felt. I’m sorry we don’t have the identical triggers. I’m sorry me standing up for myself, offended you so significantly. I’m sorry you didn’t see all the explanations for what I stated. I’m sorry you didn’t dwell that with me. I’m sorry that you simply don’t know me. I’m sorry your insecurities are totally different than my very own. I’m sorry your on-line hate says a lot extra of you than it ever will of me.”

Zanab went on to reference comparisons to season 2’s Deepti Vempati.

“I’m sorry Deepti’s marriage ceremony was every week earlier than mine, lengthy earlier than you or I knew her story. I’m sorry you’re attacking my religion. I’m sorry you don’t imagine me. I’m sorry I understand how worthy I’m,” she continued. “I’m sorry you could have the time to be a keyboard warrior. I’m sorry I’m not a paid actress. I’m sorry I can’t cry on demand. I’m sorry you are feeling manipulated, gaslit and performed. I’m sorry I’m your villain. I’m sorry I’m your unhealthy man – I promise you I’m not. One factor about me, I select my phrases rigorously and I stand by every little thing I stated.”

Zanab’s remarks come after reunion viewers noticed her accuse Cole of making an attempt to “management” what she ate, prompting her to “cease consuming” and alter her “consuming habits.” The collection then launched footage of Cole asking Zanab whether or not she was having two clementines — “that’s the serving,” she responded — and reminding her about their “huge ‘ole supper” deliberate for the night. He additionally appeared confused when she revealed she solely had a banana all day as he supplied her a poke bowl.

Love Is Blind Viewers Debate Cuties Scene as Cole Barnett Speaks Out Zanab Jeffrey 3

Cole Barnett and Zanab Jeffrey
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“I believe ever since Zanab discovered that Cole was extra interested in Colleen, she took each little factor he would say very personally,” one viewer tweeted. “That cuties scene was NOT AT ALL how she described. #LoveIsBlind.”

One other fan wrote, “Cole was not excellent by any means, however the best way Zanab utterly modified the tone of that cuties dialog has me second-guessing every little thing she stated through the reunion. My intestine 100% doesn’t imagine that bachelor get together story #LoveIsBlind #LoveisBlindS3 #LOVEISBLINDreunion.”

“Zanab babes I really like you however the place did Cole destroy your self-worth throughout this Cuties conundrum #loveisblind #LoveisBlindS3 #LoveisBlind3,” a 3rd viewer tweeted.

Different social media customers stood by Zanab.

“Having these producers put in that Cuties clip in, healed one thing in part of me that has ever been gaslit however didn’t have a digital camera recording it #LoveIsBlind,” BravoHistorian tweeted.

“Alright to everybody saying Cole didn’t intend to physique disgrace Zanab in that clip: I agree she’s projecting her insecurities however these insecurities had been heightened by him. WOC must unlearn that white women are prettier & he actually advised her the white woman was prettier #LoveIsBlind,” one viewer wrote.

One other individual tweeted: “There’s no villain within the Zanab and Cole cuties story, the factor is that it[s] purely a miscommunication concern and these two have very incompatible personalities. That being stated, Zanab seems to be like an absolute snack on the reunion. #LoveIsBlind #LOVEISBLINDreunion #LoveisBlindS3.”

Season 3 of Love Is Blind is streaming on Netflix.