The Bachelor's Colton Underwood slammed for deception

Published By Tribute on Apr 14, 2021

Colton Underwood on The Bachelor Photo: ABC/Craig SjodinFormer NFL player and The Bachelor alum Colton Underwood told Robin Roberts in an interview this morning (April 14, 2021) on Good Morning America, "I've known that I've been different since the age of six, and I couldn't process it and I couldn't put my finger on what it was until my freshman year of high school when I knew I was gay."

Despite that, he auditioned for and was accepted to star on the 23rd season of The Bachelor, a show in which a man builds relationships with 30 women in the hopes of finding a woman to marry. In the end, he gave the final rose to Cassie Randolph. With no proposal, the two dated for a year until their acrimonious breakup in 2020.

When Roberts asked about the women from his time on The Bachelor, and how they may feel misled, Underwood said he "would understand why they think that way. I've thought a lot about this too, of, 'Do I regret being the Bachelor and do I regret handling it the way that I did?' I do. I do think I could've handled it better, I'll say that."

Thanks to his exposure on the hit reality series, Underwood has landed his own Netflix series, which will focus on his life as a gay man. This has led to people believing he used the show for one purpose only -- to achieve fame -- and in the process, made a mockery of the show and all those involved.

Journalist/television personality Carole Radziwill wrote on Twitter: "Congrats to Colton Underwood but also What??? You apply and compete with other men to go on a TV show looking for love & you think you might be gay? What about processing that without involving TV crews and 25 girls. It’s a great day for gay men, bad day for young women." ~Sean Olegario

Comments & Discussion

  1. Delsie Lecavalier • 4/14/2021 10:23:34 PM

    Between transgender Caitlyn and now self-proclaimed gay Colton wanting to be the other gender other than what they are at birth, there is no doubt this is bringing so much pride to women.. It brings the question.. I wonder if being gay is a matter of choice or as they claim biological..

  2. Jennifer • 4/15/2021 9:08:57 AM

    I feel bad for the woman who was chosen by him. That must have been a really bad year she spent with him, not to mention a complete waste of her time and an emotional drain. What a filthy liar. And for being a deceptive, conniving liar, he gets his own series? Not cool, Netflix.

  3. Jo • 4/15/2021 9:50:41 AM

    Do I see a pattern emerging...didn’t Netflix already sign a bigger deal with a couple of bigger liars (H&M, or should I say M&H)?! Time to cancel that Netflix sub. As you said...not cool, Netflix.

  4. quinn • 4/15/2021 1:26:06 PM

    I think all the women from his season should file a class action suit. Make him know that he just can't say "I wish I handled it better". My life meaning ''their lives'' are important. Live his truth but don't lie to mine.

  5. D BRUCE • 4/15/2021 6:20:32 PM

    I think the "40 year old virgin" that he was titled to be should have been enough of a warning to the ladies involved.

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