Followers have a LOT of emotions after Good Morning America determined to air a particular sit-down interview with Colton Underwood Wednesday through which he proudly introduced he’s homosexual.
Whereas most people are joyous that the Bachelor lead is lastly residing his fact — it’s an unbelievable factor to come back out, particularly after being the face of such a heterosexual and conservative ABC hit — many have rightly known as out the morning present for giving an alleged stalker a serious platform to redeem himself!
As you little doubt keep in mind, the season 23 Bachelor gave his closing rose to contestant Cassie Randolph. Although they by no means received engaged, the couple grew fairly shut, particularly throughout quarantine when the previous athlete bunked with the Randolph fam whereas sick with COVID. However issues grew ugly after they broke up in 2020 and Cassie rapidly accused the “virgin Bachelor” of stalking and harassing her. Cassie even alleged he put a monitoring system on her automobile! The celeb was given a restraining order, but it surely was later dismissed after they settled the matter privately.
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STILL, nothing about what occurred appeared okay, even with the little info the general public realized. And that’s why Twitter is up in arms over the truth that the truth star is breezing proper previous that wildly inappropriate solution to deal with a breakup. Right here’s what a number of the greatest tweeters needed to say on the GMA section:
“Giving a stalker a redemption arc on this huge of a platform alerts to all victims that their trauma is inconsequential. I hope Cassie is ready to heal from the harm he inflicted on her, and isn’t additional traumatized by the media pretending prefer it by no means occurred.”
“Nice for Colton to come back out, however let’s not simply overlook and excuse his abusive conduct in direction of Cassie. Struggling along with your sexuality doesn’t excuse stalking and terrorizing your ex associate”
“Colton Underwood stalked Cassie Randolph for months, put a monitoring system on her automobile, stood exterior her apt at 2 am, and despatched harassing textual content messages to her, her household, & her pals (in response to her restraining order submitting). That’s not being in love and making dangerous selections.”
“Colton’s homosexual! Cool! Now could be he gonna clarify the stalker stuff with Cassie bc that was tremendous bizarre!”
“Large reminder that he stalked, harassed, and tormented Cassie who gained his season, to the purpose she filed a restraining order. Good for him on residing his fact, but it surely doesn’t erase the hurt he triggered.”
“Wishing Cassie peace away from this man. I can’t think about waking as much as see your stalker and abuser on a platform chalking it as much as him being in a darkish place and seeing the help he’s getting and minimizing the trauma she went by way of.”
“I dgaf that’s he’s homosexual. What’s damaging is ya’ll giving him a platform to ‘redeem’ himself. He’s an abuser. He stalked, gaslight Cassie and her household a lot in order that she feared for her life and needed to formally file costs towards him. The place is that dialog????”
There’s additionally this Oprah Winfrey gem. Lolz!
cassie watchin gma this mornin pic.twitter.com/ApR6t7mTcu
— mp (@mrpn1999) April 14, 2021
Jokes apart, they’re all completely proper. It’s not like Colton didn’t speak about Cassie in any respect throughout Wednesday’s airing of his interview — he straight up stated “sorry for the way issues ended.” He clearly is aware of the world was ready for an precise acknowledgement of the police studies, however the 29-year-old blamed all of it on his “inside struggle.” Yeah… Not likely an excuse for these alleged acts in any respect. Everybody’s received an inside battle of their very own and never everyone resorts to stalking!
However there’s extra!
We may nonetheless hear extra about Colton’s notorious previous with the speech pathologist (although we kinda doubt it…) as a result of TMZ simply revealed the Bachelor alum is buying and selling in these thorny roses and showing in a brand new Netflix actuality sequence! The streamer’s present will give attention to the star’s popping out journey, and it’s already been filming for weeks!
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Whereas specializing in Colton’s newfound life as a homosexual man, he’ll be joined by different visitors within the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, similar to Olympian Gus Kenworthy. Provided that there aren’t very many public figures overtly out within the sports activities business, it’s truly fairly cool that this present will seemingly shine a lightweight (particularly since Underwood’s a former NFL star himself).
However nonetheless, this looks like a tough blow to survivors of any type of harassment. Absolutely it’s not one of the best feeling for Cassie to see this man she as soon as cherished discover new fame and happiness after inflicting such “ache and emotional stress.”
You may once more meet up with Colton’s full interview (under), and listen to his dialog about Cassie beginning round 4:30.
Ideas, Perezcious readers?? Will you be watching Netflix’s new present or have been you kinda hoping for the franchise’s first homosexual Bachelor? And do you assume Twitter is in the correct for calling out GMA? Wouldn’t it have been okay if the TV star addressed the controversy extra in-depth? Sound OFF within the feedback (under)!