July 7th, 2010
06:36 PM ET
You all had a lot to say about this train wreck of a break-up, and we’ve noticed that you feel much the same way we do about this seemingly never-ending saga: someone needs to put the kibosh on it, already.
And so, in an attempt to let all of you get out of your systems any last, lingering emotions about whether or not Jake Pavelka is gay and if Vienna was truly crying or was just vying for an Emmy, we’ve rounded up a few reactions, most notable being that someone should start making Team Vienna t-shirts, because that person would likely make a fortune.
“Even if you are someone who never liked Vienna, the chatter among most people is, like her or not, people believe Vienna,” points out Showbiz Tonight’s Anisa Husain. “Unlike Jake, Vienna is not an actor and she let it all out which in turn changed a lot of people’s minds. People say they are able to sympathize with Vienna because most have, unfortunately, been there, done that, and know what it feels like to be treated like a dog.”
Pavelka, on the other hand, “didn’t do much to defend himself and when he tried to, he came out showing his true colors and gave viewers an inside to that temper Vienna referred to. And to his defense, yes, Vienna did interrupt him a few times, but can you really expect anything other than that?”
Judging from the comments, many of you agree with Husain’s analysis, and there also a strong number who are waiting on Pavelka’s “coming out special,” as one CNN commenter put it.
But there are a few people in Jake’s corner – a few of you are sticking with your original judgements of Vienna, while others are convinced she, like Jake, is trying to get an acting career off the ground and used the ABC special as an audition.
More interesting than either of those two and their bottomless bag of drama is the reaction it brought out from those who said they’ve been in similar relationships.
“As I sat and watched, a flood of emotion came over me because I have been in Vienna's shoes. Jake acted EXACTLY like my ex........smug, condescending and controlling,” said commenter “been there.” “Nothing you do is right. That whole throwing the GPS thing probably seems small in the grand scheme, but add those behaviours [sic] up everyday and it starts to tear at your confidence.”
Commenter jakeisaLoser concurred, saying, “I can relate to every word Vienna said last night. I have been in her shoes. Jake is controlling, manipulating and a verbal abuser. Read Patricia Evans books, they are written about the ‘Jakes’ in this world. Jake doesn't want a wife, he just wants a woman in his home to control and manipulate.”
Who would've expected that a program chock-full of made-for-TV drama could trigger such personal reflections?
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