Arie Luyendyk Jr. previewed his dramatic Bachelor finale by telling Us Weekly, "I am very happy and it's been an experience that I will remember forever. I really have no regrets doing it. All I can really say is that I'm very happy and it's going to be fun for me to watch that back."
We're going to wager that the race car driver has at least a few regrets after he proposed to Becca Kufrin and then weeks later dumped her on camera for all of America to see so he could go back to runner-up Lauren Burnham. It was excruciating to watch and of course social media took him to task, but it looks like a few Bachelor fans went above and beyond to let Arie know that he's a jerk.
Billboards have been purchased in Minnesota, where Becca lives, and Los Angeles telling Luyendyk that he sucks. "Arie...Not okay. Just leave," read the signs in Minnesota, echoing Becca's sentiments from the first part of the finale.
Amy Kaufman, who wrote the tell-all Bachelor Nation book that was released today, did some follow-up research and found out that four additional billboards have been purchased in the Los Angeles area.
Following @KateAurthur's scoop about the anti-@ariejr billboards, I contacted Outfront Media — which owns the billboards — and got a little more info: There are 12 in Minnesota, four in LA, and one is going up in Times Square tonight. The company won't disclose the cost. pic.twitter.com/2o1kxbTV6k— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) March 6, 2018
In fact, those behind the billboard purchases could be a lot closer to Arie than just being avid fans of the show.
In LA, two are on the 710 Freeway in East LA and two are on the 5 Freeway right outside OC. Some #BachelorNation fans bought them to support @thebkoof, Outfront rep sez: "I'm not sure why y want 2 remain anon, maybe they're a little closer 2 the bachelor than they want to admit!"— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) March 6, 2018
More power to them, honestly. Arie will face their fury tonight, March 7, with the the live two-hour After the Final Rose finale beginning at 8/7c on ABC.