An interesting sequence of events rocked Bachelor Nation Thursday evening. First, The Bachelor spoiler master Reality Steve posted his episode-by-episode spoilers for Colton Underwood's season, as he does every season (I'm not gonna link to them here, but they're out there if you want them). Then, Colton tweeted some words: "Wrong." and "Lions>Sheep." Shortly after that, he deleted all his tweets and posted one final missive, a peace sign emoji, meant to express that he's getting off Twitter.
✌🏼— Colton Underwood (@colton) December 21, 2018
It seems clear that Colton was responding to whatever Reality Steve posted. Whether what Reality Steve posted is actually wrong remains to be seen. But whatever it was, it was enough to rattle Colton. Also, by responding at all, Colton got himself into spoiler territory, which is a big no-no for the lead of the show.
Sidenote: Former Bachelor Nick Viall retweeted Colton's "Lions>Sheep" Tywin Lannister paraphrase with the comment "Josh Murray loved to say this." Josh Murray was Nick's rival on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise (the first of the two times Nick was a runner-up was to Josh Murray), and Josh Murray is one of the biggest tools in the history of the show. Nick comparing Colton to Josh Murray is #shots #fired. Josh Murray's ex-fiancée Amanda Stanton liked Nick's tweet.
All of this is to say that Colton cares about what people are saying about him online in a way that is going to be hard for him to deal with, especially once the show starts airing, and so getting off Twitter is probably a good move for his mental health. Getting off Twitter is rarely a bad move for anyone. But I have a feeling he'll be back. He didn't delete his Instagram, if you're craving Colton content though.
The Bachelor Season 23 premieres Monday, Jan. 7 at 8/7c on ABC.