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After furious beef, William Shatner offers former ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall a shaky truce

The war is over. For now.


Kahron Spearman

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 23, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 7:46 pm CDT

William Shatner on Thursday offered a passive-aggressive peace offering—a tweet, of course—in making up with current Dancing with the Stars contestant and newly avowed enemy, Nick Viall. This after an intense social media attack on the former Bachelor contestant.

Previously the Star Trek star actively sought to have his army of Twitter followers help sway the general vote against Viall.

It seems Captain Kirk’s distaste for Viall evolved from the latter’s ignominious turns on ABC franchises, The Bacholorette and Bachelor in Paradise.

Viall and his dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd weren’t too pleased with Shatner’s evisceration of Viall—though Shatner didn’t seem to have specific beef with his partner.

It turns out, if we’re to read the tweet plainly—as well as his pinned tweet about his love for his three daughters—he’s very much against the fathers’ daughters’ being taken advantage of by men.

The 86-year-old actor has tweeted about this more than 20 times. Your move, Viall.

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*First Published: Mar 23, 2017, 5:10 pm CDT