Fans in their masses weighed in on Elly's questionable move, with one writing: "Cardinal Rule Number 1: Don't b***h to The Bachelor about other women. It's an instant turn off. Oh dear, Elly!"
Another Tweeted: "Stop bad mouthing Abbie for f***s sake Elly!"
"I would send Elly home too if ALL she does is talk about Abbie's intentions. Worry about yourself, sis," another angry fan wrote.
Since receiving backlash for her decision, Elly says she reached out to Abbie before the show started, revealing there's no bad blood between the pair.
"Abbie and I got in touch when the first episode came out and cleared the air, and we're on good terms," Elly told 10 daily, adding, "Things were said about each other on-screen and whatnot, but it's fine -- it happened with all of the girls."