For anybody residing under a rock–or maybe not enthusiastic about The Bachelor franchise–ABC announced a week ago that this year’s Bachelor is former NFL player Colton Underwood.
Bachelor Nation just isn’t happy.
Underwood joined the franchise being a contestant within the last few period for the Bachelorette, featuring Becca Kufrin. The 26-year-old US football celebrity produced splash as he came out to Becca and all sorts of of America as being a virgin. It’s a storyline that ABC demonstrably intends to increase straight down on when you look at the year, which premieres in January 2019: In its pr release, ABC describes Underwood whilst the man “best known for their candor whenever speaing frankly about their virginity.”
Underwood’s choice to stay a virgin might have been a good event to possess some much-needed conversations about changing social attitudes to intercourse, plus the part of intercourse in healthier relationships. But all this has done this far is act as a cover for him to be involved in the same unhealthy hookup tradition which has frequently permeated the Bachelor franchise.
Quite simply, Underwood fits to a T the description of exactly what the world-wide-web calls a “fuckboy“–a word The American Dialect Society describes being a term that is“derogatory a guy whom behaves objectionably or promiscuously.”
Underwood has already established a long, general general public, and on-and-off relationship (it that name) with former Bachelor contestant Tia Booth though he often hesitated to give. He had been eradicated from Becca’s period regarding the Bachelorette after Booth admitted she nevertheless had emotions for him, and then he then proceeded Bachelor in Paradise, ABC’s summer time franchise in Mexico, where their drama with Booth dragged on for days, until he finally split up along with her and left the show. 1 day later on, ABC announced he had been the bachelor that is new. Continue reading