For context, Zannab said no to her then-fiancé, Cole, at the altar — telling him he had “insulted” her, “disrespected her” and “criticized her”.
At the reunion, Zannab accused Cole of controlling what she eats and making demeaning comments about her body throughout their time together — on and off camera — which caused her to stop eating.
One scene that sparked a lot of comments online is when Zannab described a moment she went to eat two oranges and Cole asked her, “Are you going to eat both?” The producers then included a clip of Cole saying this, but many accused Zannab of it exaggeration The negative tone of the accident or even Totally lie about his treatment of her.
On Instagram, Zannab responded to the criticism and began with an open letter to Cole. She wrote, “You fought for us until I could no longer. I know you know that. I know you know why you said what you said. I know you know what you did. It’s okay if you’re not ready to talk about it yet.”
She then continued, “Apology to the Internet: I’m sorry. I’m sorry you weren’t in that relationship. I’m sorry you didn’t feel what I did. I’m sorry we don’t have the same triggers. I’m sorry I defended myself, I upset you so much. I’m sorry that you You didn’t see all the reasons behind what I said.”
She also said, “I’m sorry you didn’t live this with me. I’m sorry you don’t know me. I’m sorry that your insecurities are different from my own. So much of you is more than he wants from me.”
She continued, “I’m sorry you don’t believe me. I’m sorry I know how serious I am. I’m sorry you had the time to be a keyboard fighter. I’m sorry I didn’t pay the actress. I’m sorry I can’t cry on demand. I’m sorry you felt manipulated and manipulated. And play. I’m sorry I’m your villain. I’m sorry I’m the bad guy – I promise I’m not.”
“One thing about me,” she concluded, “I choose my words carefully and stand by everything I have said.”
This post was posted by Raven and Colleen, and the latter added, “We stand forever with you Zay.”
Alexa added in her story, “Clementine’s story is irrelevant. I don’t like bullies and will always stand up for those who are right.”
We’ll keep you posted if Cole has anything to add.
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