Is Khloe Kardashian going to be the next star of The Bachelorette? Allow us now to enter one of the most ridiculous internet realms of the past several weeks.
How in the world has this story taken on so much life, really when there is almost no life to it at all? A lot of it just stems from the social-media antics of show creator Mike Fleiss who, love him or hate him, is rather brilliant at adopting show host Chris Harrison’s hyperbole and applying it to his Twitter platform. This is a man who, in the past, has claimed many a star is in talks to become the Bachelor / Bachelorette, whether it be Tim Tebow or Amy Schumer. There hasn’t appeared to be a shred of truth to most of it, though it’s certainly possible someone at least placed a phone call. (Why wouldn’t you? It’s obvious that such a season would produce incredible numbers for ABC.)
Check out one example of Fleiss’ recent ridiculousness below.
Maybe everything Mike says is true; yet, he’s gotta know on some level there’s a 0.000001% chance of this ever happening. Yet, the tweets he’s composed about Khloe Kardashian following the Tristan Thompson – Jordyn Woods fiasco this week have produced, on average, more than ten times the favorites than his typical tweet on an unrelated topic. Hence, the reason for the conversation. It drives attention! It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t happen since viewers are going to watch regardless. They always do, and the selection of the Bachelorette almost is supplemental to the entertainment value of the show itself. As long as the lead isn’t a terrible human being or just dull as a rock, viewers will tune in.
The funny thing is that there is actually an interesting case for Khloe Kardashian to be the Bachelorette — it would allow her to show a more personal, vulnerable side and sort of break down some of the typical Kardashian brand. As for whether or not the family really wants that, probably not. They’ve succeeded, in part, with a huge element of control. They have their reality show, their product lines, and their perfectly-packaged narratives at times. Say what you will about the Kardashians from a likability standpoint, but Kris Jenner has their target audience wrapped around her finger.
For the record, Kim Kardashian already denied the “rumors” on Twitter, using some language that we can’t quite reproduce here. We didn’t exactly need for her to denied them, but still. It’s not happening. The Bachelorette has a tried-and-true formula for finding their lead and it’s worked for the better part of the past several years. It’s not going to grind to a halt and stop working now. Note how the Kardashians themselves haven’t even done any official interviews on the Tristan situation yet … why would an ABC reality show be the venue to really come on out and explore this?
Update: There’s also this, a message chain between Khloe, Jenner, and Kim. Crazy as it all seems, it seems like Fleiss may actually be winning this battle; he’s getting all this publicity just for posting the same sort of nonsense he often does this time a year. Why aren’t the Kardashians just ignoring this?
Who are the actual contenders to be The Bachelorette?
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Do you hate The Bachelor/The Bachelorette for some of their oft-apparent trolling on future leads, or do you find it enjoyable in some twisted manner? Sound off in the comments. (Photo: ABC.)