The latest season of The Bachelor premiered this past Monday night with a THREE HOUR episode. The newest bachelor is 26 year old Colton Underwood, a "former NFL player" whose virginity has become the producers' obsession.
For some reason, the producers of the premiere episode thought that 1) fans would want to watch live viewing parties around the country with former contestants as correspondents; and that 2) we'd want to hear virgin jokes and references for 3 hours. To the surprise of no one, fans wanted none of those things and took to social media to complain.
I know the virginity thing is overplayed.... hang in there! You will find out other things about me, I promise.— Colton Underwood (@colton) January 8, 2019
Numerous women, vying for Colton's heart
Is anyone drunk yet from taking shots anytime they say “virgin”?— Colton Underwood (@colton) January 8, 2019
(Note the time of his tweet... less than 25 minutes into the episode)
Fan responses to the show:
Wow who knew I could be in a state of excruciating boredom within the first 10 minutes of #TheBachelor premiere. You've truly outdone yourselves, ABC!— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) January 8, 2019
I can’t keep watching these viewing parties and hearing about Colton’s virginity. WHERE ARE THE CRAZY 20somethings THAT ARE READY TO EMBARASS THEMSELVES “FOR THE RIGHT REASONS”? #thebachelor pic.twitter.com/zR88HJlsSv— C-3PO (@Ceeepm) January 8, 2019
Colton also runs a charitable organization that raises money for cystic fibrosis research and equipment, but yes, let’s make virgin jokes for 3 hours. 🤷🏻♀️ #TheBachelor— Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) January 8, 2019
Former show contestants were also expressing their disapproval:
TOO MANY VIRGIN JOKES! THAT ISN’T HIS IDENTITY!!!!!!! #Thebachelor— Vanessa Grimaldi (@VanessaGrimaldi) January 8, 2019
If I had $1 for every time Colton’s virginity was mentioned I wouldn’t have to do ads #TheBachelor— Astrid Loch (@astrid_loch) January 8, 2019
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This season is already exhausting.