On Tuesday, ABC announced that the star of the next season of The Bachelor will be Colton Underwood, a virginal 26-year-old former NFL player who came in fourth on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette and then got entangled in a very unpopular storyline on Bachelor in Paradise where Tia Booth tried in vain to force him to fall in love with her for most of the season. Watching them bicker and cry for hours on end was tedious and unlikeable television. But for some reason the franchise is all in on Colton, much to the dismay of the fanbase, who is very tired of him. Fans would have preferred other guys from Becca's season like Jason Tartick or Blake Horstmann, and took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
THIS IS UNJUST https://t.co/Y8mDkMuv8C— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) September 4, 2018
Or they just wanted anyone but Colton.
Last year: Give us Peter.— Megan Farber (@15mefarber) September 4, 2018
Bachelor franchise: Okay! How about some guy you dont even remember?
This year: Give us Wills, Grocery Joe, Blake, LITERALLY ANYONE BUT COLTON
Bachelor francise: #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/DX6VXjsoWT
There was some support for Colton, but it was mostly coming from one person. Look, this is almost the same tweet from two accounts.
Y'all need to chill out. Is the WoRsT cHoIcE fOr BaCheLoR really a guy who respects women, has a successful charity, and is open to showing and talking about his emotions? Get over yourselves #TheBachelor— Here for the Rose (@bach_nation_) September 4, 2018
PLEASE TELL ME WHY everyone is upset that Colton is the new bachelor? He respects women, has a charity that helps kids, and loves dogs. What more could you want?? #TheBachelor— A m b e r ♡ (@amberlgalloway) September 4, 2018
Seriously, these were the only positive tweets I could find.
Lol I've been on Twitter searching for anyone who is supportive of Colton being the next #TheBachelor and there's actually no one 😂😂— Ainsley (@ainsleycd) September 4, 2018
But I'm still going to watch, and you are too. Don't say you won't.
The Bachelor Season 23 will premiere in January.