Why People Hated That Bachelorette Finale

Fans disappointed with Rachel's choice got vocal on social media. Those #TeamPeter supporters? Don't even get them started.

by | August 9, 2017 | Comments

BRYAN ABASOLO, RACHEL LINDSAY, CHRIS HARRISON “The Bachelorette: The Three Hour Live Finale,” (ABC/Paul Hebert)BRYAN ABASOLO, RACHEL LINDSAY “The Bachelorette: The Three Hour Live Finale,” (ABC/Paul Hebert)

Happiness or disappointment with Rachel Lindsay’s decision to choose Bryan Abasolo over Peter Kraus in the highly buzzed about Monday night finale of The Bachelorette all boils down to how viewers look at love. For proof, just check Twitter where people are still dissecting the fall out.

For those who like to take things slowly — which contradicts the rapid, Disney-princess pace of the franchise — Kraus’ refusal to propose to Lindsay made sense. His choice especially struck a nerve with fans who liked Kraus from the start as well as those who don’t agree with the ABC series’ predetermined structure.


host CHRIS HARRISON, BRYAN ABASOLO, RACHEL LINDSAY, host CHRIS HARRISON “The Bachelorette: The Three Hour Live Finale,” (ABC/Paul Hebert)BRYAN ABASOLO, RACHEL LINDSAY “The Bachelorette: The Three Hour Live Finale,” (ABC/Paul Hebert)

Meanwhile, those who supported Lindsay’s feelings for Abasolo and his proposal, looked at the 31-year-old attorney with sympathetic eyes and argued that she was right to pick the man who wanted to pick her.


RACHEL LINDSAY “The Bachelorette: The Three Hour Live Finale,” (ABC/Paul Hebert)
There was even a subset of Bachelorette tweets on “wasted time.” This doesn’t mean viewers feared that Lindsay had wasted time trying to convince Kraus to make her his fiancée. No, they were upset because they felt they’d wasted their time because she didn’t walk off into the sunset with Kraus, and they felt disappointed.

If this seems harsh, it’s nothing compared to other slings and arrows from both camps. For instance, there are those who cheered for Kraus when he told Lindsay, “Go find someone to have a mediocre life with.”

Everyone wasn’t impressed by this comment and thought his words were petty and hurtful. Kraus later apologized.

RACHEL LINDSAY, PETER KRAUS “The Bachelorette: The Three Hour Live Finale” (ABC/Paul Hebert)

Most notably the comment didn’t sit well with Lindsay and during the reunion she admonished Kraus by saying she was living her “best life” instead of a mediocre one.

Again, those who agree with Lindsay’s choice applauded her reaction while those who sided with Kraus viewed her delivery as cruel and misguided.

CHRIS HARRISON, RACHEL LINDSAY, ERIC BIGGER “The Bachelorette: The Three Hour Live Finale” (ABC/Paul Hebert)

There are those who think Abasolo is disingenuous and others who still haven’t forgiven Kraus for saying Lindsay is “from the hood.” And don’t even get the #TeamEric people started. In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a passionate minority pushing for Eric Bigger to be the next Bachelor. A larger number, however, would like to see Kraus accept that role.

ABC gambled when banking on its first African-American bachelorette and that gamble paid off. This is easily the most talked about edition of The Bachelorette and regardless the allegiance or how most people in the Bachelor nation feel betrayed, everyone is a winner now.

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