Not a fan. Season 17 Bachelor Sean Lowe and his wife Catherine Giudici are not on board with ABC’s new Bachelorette twist. In fact, they think it’s “disgusting.” In a post penned to his personal blog, Lowe revealed three reasons why he thinks the hit dating competition show’s new spin is disrespectful of chosen bachelorettes Katilyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson.
“I normally don’t speak out against The Bachelor. They’ve been so awesome to me — first allowing me to appear on The Bachelorette, then selecting me for The Bachelor. Amazingly, I met my wife on that crazy show!” Lowe disclosed before getting honest about his feelings.
“No one likes the idea,” the alum said plainly, before outlining his and Giudici’s issues with the twist.
“[First,] it’s downright degrading for the women – for the two chosen and the women watching at home,” Lowe explained. “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.’”
Lowe also hit ABC with a ratings diss. “Bringing on two Bachelorettes is just a rating ploy designed to bring The Bachelorette out of a two-season ratings slump,” he added.
The reality star’s third point is equally as valid. Lowe explained that when he was the Bachelor, the producers selected “girls for my season whom they thought were well-suited for me,” and argued that “there’s no way they can stack the decks with good possibilities for such two different women.”
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