Last night has been called "the worst Bachelor finale ever," by pretty much all people everywhere, especially Twitter (even if host Chris Harrison referred to it as only "the most emotional"). To recap: Arie Luyendyk Jr. sent Lauren Burnham home and proposed to Becca Kufrin during an alpaca-filled moment in Peru. Then, a few weeks later, he proceeded to change his mind and pick runner-up Lauren Burnham, which he told Kufrin about during one of their post-taping, pre-airing secret weekends away (also on camera, naturally). Viewers were less than thrilled, to put it politely.
"Hey are you okay?" - says the man who just dumped his fiancée on TV after baiting her to come to one of their meetups despite her not having any idea of her impending humiliation with cameras rolling as he tells her he wants the other woman instead#TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/GbGBQ0lyjg— Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) March 6, 2018
How DISRESPECTFUL of @ariejr to break up with @thebkoof on national tv. You can’t give her the respect and courtesy to do it in private? You tried to make her look like a fool but you’re the fool! Shame on you. I hope her dad haunts your ass. #TheBachelor #BeccaforBachelorette— mermaidintheCLE (@MERMAIDintheCLE) March 6, 2018
Oh my god I can’t believe the bachelor ended up leaving the one woman he chose after being put in a situation where he was encouraged to fall in love with multiple others! What a dick.— Ry from Chi (@theryantist1) March 6, 2018
I’d like to thank The Bachelor for making my breakups now look a lot more reasonable— Erik Cote (@COTEwisdom) March 6, 2018