Well, for those poor souls addicted to reality TV such as “The Bachelor”, there was a “shocking” announcement Monday night.
“For the first time in Bachelor history, we will have TWO Bachelorette’s!” Host Chris Harrison gleefully exclaimed.
I was a little confused as to how that would play out, but I guess on the premier of “The Bachelorette” contestants Kaitlyn and Britt will both be choices for the 25 young men appearing on the show. After spending a drunken hour “getting to know them” the men will decide who they want to stay on as the next Bachelorette.
Cue disgust from women everywhere.
“It’s downright degrading for the women,” says Catherine Lowe, wife of Sean Lowe from Season 17, “the two chosen and the women watching at home. This move transfers the power back to the men on the show specifically designed for the women. As one Tweet said, ‘Once again, you’ll have women competing for the attention of men.'”
Sean Lowe agreed.
“As we were sitting on the couch watching this trainwreck of an announcement, [Catherine] made a good point,” Lowe wrote on blog. “One of these poor girls is going to suffer the same rejection she suffered the first go around. And … get this … on the first episode. The producers will give the guys the chance to choose which woman they’d like to have as the Bachelorette. The other woman will be sent home on the first night. The first night only allows for very brief conversations, and it’s really hard to get to know anyone in that amount of time. Basically, the guys will be left to choose based on looks for the most part.”
“I know this show is already awkward and degrading … especially if it’s not handled well by the main star,” he continued. “I also realize this is ‘just another reality TV show.’ But, in a way, it’s not. The Bachelor and The Bachelorette still have a certain amount of credibility. Why? People watch it because they hope to see people find true love. I’m proof. It happens.”
Will you be watching to see how this disastrous night plays out? I know I will…not be. Maybe.