Kaitlyn Bristowe has been taking a lot of heat after Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette.
If you've been under a rock, this particular episode featured Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall in a very...um, audible... rendezvous.
Kaitlyn Bristowe has since been shamed and called all kinds of names for jumping the gun with Nick.
Now, Kaitlyn Bristowe is speaking out against what she feels is unfair criticism.
Kaitlyn Bristowe confessed to ET, "I did not know that everyone could hear us. I think it was probably mics from the camera, because we didn't have mics on."
Get ready for soft Kaitlyn.... I think going through what I have, makes me realize how strong of a person I am, and a big part of who I am, is how I was raised, the family I have, and the people I surrounded myself with. I could feel beaten down, and disliked right now, but I feel fortunate, lucky, and extremely happy for everything I have. Thank you everyone who came out last night, and to everyone in my life who supports me. Turning 30 is exciting. ALOT to look forward to #booboo
She added, "It was awkward, yeah, I was like, 'Oh wow, everyone can hear that.'"
Yeah, it was awkward for everyone. Everyone.
Kaitlyn Bristowe then pointed out a seemingly obvious comparison between The Bachelorette and The Bachelor.
She said, "I think if this was the other way around -- if it was The Bachelor -- I think people would've already moved past it by now."
She added, "I also feel that [sleeping with a contestant] has happened in the past, but maybe it was just wasn't talked about, it was just kind of brushed over."
What do you think? Do you agree with Kaitlyn Bristowe that this would have been received differently if she were a man?