‘The Bachelorette’: Some Fans Are Upset Ashley Iaconetti Haibon Did Not Cover Her Nose When She Sneezed

On the most recent episode of The Bachelorette, Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti Haibon made an appearance to lead a group date. The married couple helped Tayshia Adams find out which of the contestants are “grown-a**” men through a series of competitions. While Iaconetti is a fan-favorite to Bachelor Nation, some fans of The Bachelorette were put off when Iaconetti sneezed without covering her nose and mouth.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 16 Episode 6 of The Bachelorette.]

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Ashley Iaconetti appeared on ‘The Bachelorette’

Two different group dates took place on the sixth episode of Season 16 of The Bachelorette. For the first group date, Iaconetti and Haibon put the contestants through a series of tests to see who is the most mature.

The challenges included spelling and math questions, a physical challenge, and cooking breakfast. In the end, Iaconetti and Haibon declared Bennett Jordan the winner.

“Jared and I crowned Bennett the winner of the man contest because he was one of three guys that we felt had a palpable connection with Tayshia. He got in bed with her for breakfast unlike the others before him and use the moment to connect with her and not just serve her,” Iaconetti wrote for Cosmopolitan.

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Some fans are upset with Ashley Iaconetti

While Iaconetti and Haibon were interviewed about the date, Iaconetti let out a sneeze. She quickly told those watching that she had been tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19) so that people would not be alarmed that she sneezed.

However, fans of The Bachelorette wrote on social media that they were upset Iaconetti did not cover her mouth and nose when sneezing.

“And right after she was like, ‘It’s ok, I tested negative.’ Ummmm still gross & still don’t want your germs flung everywhere? God, Ashley,” one fan wrote on Reddit.

“okay…you may have been tested and resulted negative for COVID-19, but there are MANY other infectious diseases that can be spread by droplets from sneezing. I know children older than 4 years old who can reliably sneeze into their elbow….,” another fan wrote on Reddit.

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Other fans found humor in Haibon’s reaction to move away and tell Iaconetti to cover her nose.

“It’s such a reflex to cover sneezes with my arm, sneezers like this baffle me haha. And Jared’s reaction made me chuckle. We are all Jared here,” wrote a Reddit user.

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After meeting some of the men on the group date and watching the sixth episode when it aired, Iaconetti named some of her favorite contestants on the show. While writing for Cosmopolitan, Iaconetti brought up how Noah Erb stuck out to her on the most recent episode despite the fact he was the episode’s “villain.”

“He’s CUTE without that ‘stache ! And that move he made at the group date having her shave it for him was the type of fun interaction we need! I totally understand the guys being annoyed that he got to join the date after jumping in the ring to take Ed’s forfeited spot,” she wrote for Cosmopolitan.

Iaconetti continued, “He wasn’t supposed to be on this group date, but Tayshia invited him in. Does this mean he’s no longer qualified for the next group date…or one-on-one date? If his name appears on either of the week’s remaining date cards, Noah will definitely be next week’s ‘weekly villain.'”