So there’s all this hoopla in the news lately over a lawsuit brought against The Bachelor. Plaintiffs maintain that the show is all racist and whatnot because there’s never been a black Bachelor or Bachelorette.
Hello??! Of COURSE there hasn’t been!
Look. I’ve seen (commercials for) Flavor of Love. I’ve watched (The Soup make fun of) For the Love of Ray Jay. I can’t imagine that anyone’s watching What Chili Wants. And I watched (so that I could make fun of) the trailer for thrice-divorced dating guru Steve Harvey’s Think Like a Man. So I know what happens when you put RBP all up in a dating scenario.
It just makes sense that the producers of the show wouldn’t subject the nation to a Bachelor or -ette of color. Once you throw some RBP in the mix, the whole thing will just become a tawdry, backstabby, immature, travesty of a show and mockery of romance.
The Bachelor, after all, is about helping people find true love, not helping them find their baby daddies.
Those producers go through great pains to create an environment where love will flourish as it was naturally meant to… in front of millions of peoples, with unhealthy amounts of alcohol, more than a handful of contrived situations, group dates, overused hot tubs, night-vision cameras and follow-up interviews…all the things that two complete strangers need to understand if they have the emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual capabilities that will allow them to commit to marrying each other about 5 weeks after they meet for the very first time.
I can only hope that this suit goes away so that we’re not subjected to some Affirmative Action Bachelor.
And okay, fine. Even after my horrible experience with being included in a bit of reality TV, I kinda just had to try out for the show.
Why not go out for it? I’m a single lady after all. And if they’re only using white guys as the Bachelors, I’ll totally let one of those Anglo Saxon Sexies put a ring on it.
(My apologies for quoting the Beyonce. It won’t happen again. )
What do you think? Does it matter who gets to publicly date a douche? Let us know in the comments!