"One year ago I mustered all my courage to walk out on stage knowing I was about to get roasted for the way things ended on the show," Susie captioned her post, which included a picture of Clayton Echard and herself from The Bachelor 26 finale, according to BachelorNation.com
"My family wasn't invited, so afterwards I got into an SUV by myself and did [Nick Viall]'s podcast until late at night. Got back to our Airbnb and cried myself to sleep."
Susie dumped Clayton on The Bachelor's 26th season during their Fantasy Suite date because he had slept with, and also professed his love to, both Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia earlier in the week.
Susie, however, reunited with Clayton after the show wrapped filming, and they were an item who announced their love to the world on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose in March 2022.
Internet trolls slammed Susie for giving Clayton another chance and allegedly having no respect for herself. Both Susie and Clayton faced so much backlash on social media -- including death threats to Clayton -- that it affected their mental health and even turned the pair against each other at times.
"I held it together until I literally couldn't any more -- a side of me and my struggle I decided to keep private. There is a lot we can't say and lot that people will never understand," Susie reportedly continued in her post.
Susie reminded The Bachelor viewers that every person on the show is a human being.
"Therefore, I will never be too hard on anyone that goes on a national platform because regardless of if you agree with their actions or not, we are all emotional beings. Words can hurt. No one deserves humiliation or public shaming."
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Fans have been very vocal about the events that transpired on Monday night's episode of The Bachelor, which featured Zach setting a no-sex rule in Fantasy Suites only to sleep with Gabi and then spill the intimate -- and private -- news with Kaity, who admitted she didn't want to hear about Zach's relationships with the other women.
Kaity nearly quit the show in distress, and Gabi confessed Zach had blindsided her and broken her trust. Gabi accused Zach of "clearing his conscience at the expense of my heart."
The episode ended with Zach denying Ariel Frenkel a rose at the Rose Ceremony in Krabi, Thailand.
Susie went on to write, "As we are moving towards the end of this season, I just want to remind people to be kind. I don't anticipate as much of a tumultuous ending... This still feels like a good reminder that regardless of how a TV show makes you feel, it's generally unnecessary to reach out via message or comments to extend hate."
Susie pointed out, "You never know what someone is going through."
Susie then thanked people for every "kind" message, comment or interaction she's had online or in-person over the last year, adding, "Even if I couldn't reply, I promise I felt the love throughout this past year."
Susie also reportedly uploaded a silly photo of Clayton from behind the scenes, and she wrote, "On a lighter note, I promised Clayton to never share this... but looks like a year later he's a better sport about it."