After what has been an impossible week for one of the biggest shows on TV, it was finally time for another episode of The Bachelor, and Matt James’ season continues as it wades past a pair of controversies involving race (story HERE).
Then they decided to throw even more fuel on the fire.
Matt sent home fan favorite (and my first choice), Abigail, home after what was a surprisingly cold dismissal. She never got a one on one date, and Matt essentially said he forgot about her.
And now, as we get a questionable front-runner in Rachel with a problematic social media history, and host Chris Harrison bogged down in controversy. It seems like we have very little left to like on a season that had some much promise just a week ago.
Anyhow the fans were upset. And they had the right to be. This has become a perfect storm of bad decisions….
Let’s take a look at some of the reax to sending Abigail home…
make this woman the next bachelorette right now #bachelorette #bachelor pic.twitter.com/r2bWAz9azy
— Sara Rose 🌹 (@srnemec_k) February 16, 2021
Matt really got me out here like #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/up6irtA8mQ
— jocelyn jimenez (@JocelynAlmarazJ) February 16, 2021
Me after taking years of abuse from bachelor producers, but still watching religiously every week #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/jC43JxWWOg
— Bachelor Betch (@bachelorbetch_) February 16, 2021
Matt James doesn’t deserve Abigail anyways. #TheBachelor #TheBachelorABC pic.twitter.com/FYkWLd2gFS
— Bhené Aiko (@AikoBhene) February 16, 2021
Matt to Abigail: “sorry we didn’t have enough time”
BECAUSE YOU DIDNT GIVE HER ANY #thebachelor pic.twitter.com/WJvF7ziDVy
— Ed’s Ghost (@bobsbur98416952) February 16, 2021
One person who is still here is Rachel. Who’s “old south” posts kicked off this entire controversy. And now she’s advancing to hometowns..
Matt at Rachael's hometown #TheBachelor #BachelorNation pic.twitter.com/7x96iQHR4w
— slypork (@_muirgen) February 16, 2021
And for the record, my first episode three picks have officially been eliminated with Kit excusing herself. But it’s further than any of my previous three picks have gone as a unit. This far into the year.
And Abigail should be the next Bachelorette. Believe that.
Stay with FTR, I’ll be talking more about the fans reactions to tonight’s episode.