In this edition of “crazy rumors regarding ‘The Bachelor,'” we present something that may actually have a little bit of validity to it: A story regarding just how ready ABC and the show’s producers are to move on from the whole Juan Pablo Galavis disaster. In between his attitude on the show and his feelings on homosexuality and the r-word (which stirred up a lot of conversation earlier this week online), the folks over at public relations have been working overtime. Also, you have the editors desperate to still try and show that he is a good guy that should actually be sought after.
According to a report from E! News, here are a laundry list of reasons why some powers that be are counting down the minutes until they can move forward and focus fully on “The Bachelorette” (which is likely to star Andi Dorfman from this season).
1. The blatant statement from a source that most everyone involved “cannot wait for the season to be over.”
2. There are rumors already that he and the woman that he picked at the end of the show are not getting along, which would hardly come along as a surprise. We know that it behooves ABC if the two are still together for the live “After the Final Rose” special, but at the same time, there’s a sadistic part of us interested more in a complete trainwreck where they break up in front of everyone. We don’t want to see heartbreak, but at the same time, it’s been hard to see how emotionally invested anyone really is with this season so far.
3. Producers were extremely upset over how Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici’s wedding was at times overshadowed in the press by the comments Juan Pablo said about a gay Bachelor: “His anti-gay comment happened the weekend of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici’s wedding which completely overshadowed all the hard work everyone put in for it and practically ruined Sean and Catherine’s special weekend.” This quote sounds a little dramatic since the wedding special still seemed perfectly fine for the bride and groom, but maybe this quote is more of the smoking gun into why Juan Pablo, who was at one point invited to the wedding, was not in attendance.
You can get some more evidence about the disdain for Juan Pablo’s decision-making from Chris Harrison here, as he chided him earlier this season for flip-flopping on Clare Crawley. We’ll have more news soon, and if you want to get some of it via email, subscribe now for our CarterMatt Newsletter.