The new promo for the show dubs Bachelorette contestant Clint as the "Brokeback Bachelor" after he and Season 11 villain JJ seem to spark up a romance instead of falling in love with Kaitlyn.
Now, I'm all for falling in love with whomever you want, whenever you want. And if the two really do have feelings for one another, more power to them.
But Clint seems to find the story line insanely amusing. And he and JJ don't seem to be taking the promo seriously at all. Meaning it might just be some huge, cleverly edited joke on The Bachelorette's part.
And, if that's the case, it's incredibly insensitive to the LGBT community.
So much so that people have already started calling out the guys.
@sweetharturbald 10-4. But I actually was apologizing to him for stealing his vest out of his closet w/o asking. Okay?— Clint Arlis (@ClintonArlis) May 28, 2015
At least he's got a sense of humor?
But if this really were a man's coming out, it would be much more emotional. It wouldn't be treated as a big joke, which is the way Clint and the show have been acting.
Well, the joke just might be on ABC, because if it turns out that this is a cleverly edited bromance, The Bachelorette is going to lose a lot of its gay viewers.
I appreciate that we live in the 21st century. And maybe the fact that we can joke about our sexuality so openly just proves that we're progressing past that awkward stage. But a line is drawn when you go from joking to mocking someone's way of life. If it turns out Clint and JJ really don't have feelings for one another and the whole thing was just supposed to be funny, ABC and The Bachelorette will look like insensitive fools all around.
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