ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ has done fairly well over the years and fans have been happy to tune in every week to see what exotic destinations the hunky bachelor is taking the contestants to, but the past few seasons have had rather disappointing choices for the bachelor leaving fans wanting something more.
For the last season of the ‘Bachelor’, ABC gave us Brad Womack as our eye candy and while he’s certainly nice to look at, his self deprecating “I hate myself” attitude made him less than desirable. Add in the fact that he was the only bachelor that had been on the show once before and decided to choose no one, made him one of the most unlikable Bachelors in the show’s history – until now.
Now we have Ben Flajnik, who we all met on Ashley Hebert’s season of ‘The Bachelorette’. After watching Ben open up his heart and fall in love with Ashley, fans were left feeling empty when he proposed at the end of the show only to have Ashley shoot him down.
Ben may have seemed like the perfect choice to be the Bachelor this season regardless of the fact that he’s not the typical hunky guy that the producers normally pick to headline the show, so the eye candy aspect that many women enjoy has been absent. On top of that Ben has been falling for Courtney Roberston, a woman who has been portrayed as a villain on the show and fans hate her more than Vienna Girardi from Jake Pavelka’s season, making it difficult for fans to root for Ben. And let’s not forget the fact that Ben and Courtney bared all as they went for a midnight swim while the other women were waiting at the mansion for him – something that under normal circumstances might be okay when you’re dating someone, but is fairly tacky when you have 10 other women who are also dating you.
While many fans have not fallen under Ben’s magical spell it seems that there is another woman who not only doesn’t like Ben, but also isn’t a fan of the show as a whole and that woman is Barbara Walters.
During a segment on ‘The View’ called ‘Reality Show Roundup’, Walters made a shocking confession – she thinks the Bachelor is “stupid” and that Ben is “less than gorgeous”. She said; “I finally saw this show. It’s an ABC show. They may fire me. It’s a stupid show. All these gorgeous women are going after this guy who – well, I’m gonna say it – is less than gorgeous. All these women are mad about him. What am I missing?”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg answered her question, saying; “You’re missing the fact that these women are just as creepy as the guy is.”
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