The Bachelor and Bachelorette have been a guilty pleasure of many for several years. Who doesn’t like watching 25 men or women vying for the attention of one man or one woman? We love watching how their love unfolds in just a matter of (days) weeks even if they don’t know each other’s last name yet. However, what we don’t like is how this season of the Bachelorette is making a mockery out of homosexuals and bisexuals.
Clint Arlis and JJ Lane, two men on the show this season, presumably to win the heart of Kaitlyn Bristow, have become the villains of the show, no doubt encouraged by the producers. Clint was picked to go on the first one-on-one date with Kaitlyn, in which they seemed to have a great date and “connection.” The underwater photographs they took were “amazing.” They shared some smooches and he got the rose. Fast forward to episode three, and suddenly Clint is not into Kaitlyn anymore and now into his cast member, JJ. Huh? So, let me get this straight. Two guys who go on the Bachelorette trying to find a wife, decide they are going to find each other instead? Come on people! Just watching this episode made me cringe, not because of a romance between the two men, but because the show would stoop so low to create that plot line to reel in viewers. It is very apparent when they are speaking to each other about their “romance,” they can hardly contain the smirks on their faces. It ridicules the struggle that many men and women go through every day in the gay and bi-community. How about this producers of The Bachelor, if you think this is a great ratings maker, why don’t you actually make a show about gay and bisexuals trying to find love?