Love Is Blind stars Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl criticized Nick Viall for his remarks about reality TV stars and their mental health struggles after filming. Viall had made sarcastic comments on Instagram about Thompson’s nonprofit organization, which supports mental health and legal assistance for reality TV contestants. Thompson and Ruhl accused Viall of stigmatizing mental health and disregarding the struggles of reality stars, including their allegations of mistreatment during filming.
Love Is Blind stars Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl criticized Nick Viall for his insensitive comments about reality TV stars and their mental health, after he mocked a nonprofit set up by Thompson to offer mental health and legal support to reality stars.
Love Is Blind participants Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl recently criticized Nick Viall for his insensitive comments regarding mental health among reality TV stars. In a podcast episode, Viall went on a rant about Love Is Blind participants who had claimed they were subjected to emotional abuse while on the show. Viall labeled donations toward Thompson’s mental health foundation for reality TV contestants as “ridiculous.” Thompson promptly clapped back at Viall’s remarks, calling them a “horrible take.”
Ruhl, who filed for divorce from Thompson in August 2022 after a year of marriage, also weighed in on the issue, stating that Viall’s comments about mental health could be triggering for some people. According to her, she directly messaged Viall to explain how his words could be insensitive but received no response. Ruhl further emphasized the negative impact of Viall’s statements, stating that the issue goes beyond different perspectives and that suicide is not something to be talked about negatively.
Ruhl further pointed out the hypocrisy in Viall’s attitude towards reality TV stars and mental health. As a paid promoter of a mental health app, Viall should not disregard mental health struggles faced by people who have been on reality shows. She suggested that Viall should have more empathy towards reality TV stars, particularly after one of his own Bachelorette season contestants died by suicide.
In response to his critics, Viall has not released any statement. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).