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.
Settling for a Bryan when you could have a Peter…smh #bachelorette
— Brooke (@Br00keatmen0w) August 8, 2017
Imagine wanting a 💍 so bad that u leave the love of ur life cause he realistically isn't prepared 2 propose after 10 dates #bachelorette
— Simøne (@officiialsimone) August 8, 2017
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.
— MissBek2 (@bekkassso) August 8, 2017
— kelsea (@hindleskelsea) August 8, 2017
Worst Bachelorette ever. She just made a huge mistake. Why did I waste my time watching this show!?! #TheBacheloretteFinale
— Kim Barge (@kimtay16) August 8, 2017
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.”
"go find someone to have a mediocre life with!" may be one of the only good things to come out of the bachelor/bachelorette franchise
— lexi (@alexandramac16) August 8, 2017
Everyone wasn’t impressed by this comment and thought his words were petty and hurtful. Kraus later apologized.
attempting to belittle and humiliate The Bachelorette by telling her "i hope you have a nice mediocre life" isn't going to work
— malia obama's RA (@femmeminem) August 8, 2017
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.
— Julia Fuino (@juliafuino) August 8, 2017
Again, those who agree with Lindsay’s choice applauded her reaction while those who sided with Kraus viewed her delivery as cruel and misguided.
— Kam (@ssetter34) August 8, 2017
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.
— Maren Pack (@marenpack) August 9, 2017
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.