‘The Challenge’ Star Tori Deal Opens up About Reaction to Her On-Screen Romance

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Tori Deal had enough of the negative comments and criticisms about her “Challenge” showmances this week as she took to social media to call out the haters and set the record straight after a clip was posted of the episode showing her and Emanuel Neagu getting closer.

“Guys, let’s have a talk,” she started. “Some of you guys are with me, I know you’re with me but there’s a lot of motherf****** out there who aren’t.” She said she doesn’t often go on Instagram Live because “it just gets to be ridiculous” but she wanted to go on and get a few things off her chest. “I need your help rationalizing some of the things that are going on in my head right now.”

She said in advance of “The Challenge” episode that was released on Wednesday, October 20, the official Instagram account posted a clip teasing a little romance between Tori and the Romanian rookie. Tori explained that since it was posted she started getting a lot of messages and comments from people about it and a lot of it was negative.

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Tori Called Out the Double Standard & Told Haters That They Shouldn’t Have a Problem With 2 Single People Having Fun

Tori said a lot of the comments she got about the clip were saying “Tori’s the new Cory [Wharton]… Tori sleeps around,” and similar messages. She then added, “Let’s talk about double standards. How many men on this season have been with multiple women? Probably somebody that I’m currently talking to… in this most recent episode. So what I’m saying is, why am I the focus of somebody sleeping around and doing what they want?”

She continued, “Let’s talk about the bigger issue here. If you’re somebody at home and you’re bothered by two people consensually enjoying themselves, you have a problem. Because there are way bigger things to worry about.” She said if viewers see two people having fun together and it doesn’t affect them personally, they should not be so affected by it as to hate the cast members online.

“Why do you feel so negative about it?” she asked. Tori said the people who feel negatively about that should sit with themselves and reflect on why they feel so strongly about it. “Thanks guys, I really appreciate it,” she added. “They’re gonna hate it no matter what,” she said, so she explained that she’ll continue to live her life the same way.


Emanuel Posted a Clip of Himself Reacting to the Criticism of His Fling With Tori

After the episode aired, Emanuel shared several clips to his Instagram Story of himself on a farm and he posted one with his reaction to people saying he and Tori were “cringe” on the episode. In the funny reaction clip, he revved up his chainsaw toward the camera.

Tori reposted the clip to her Instagram and laughed, telling Emanuel he was “insane.” She then wrote, “Welcome to the cringe club. They’ve been saying that about me for 5 years. But don’t worry I still have a job.” Before the season began airing, Emanuel also spoke about rumors he and Tori had hooked up on the season in an Instagram Live with Emy Alupei.

During that Live, he told Emy that many fans had been warning him in his Instagram comments to stay away from Tori and that being with her is a “bad choice.” Emy repeated what he said and Emanuel laughed, telling her, “Bro, I don’t know.”

“The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies” airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on MTV.

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