Brooks Forester may have taken the brunt of many angry “Bachelorette” fans over the course of the week thanks to his decision to admit to not having feelings for Desiree Hartsock on the same level that she does for him, but he can at least say now that he has the support of someone rather significant to the franchise, and also someone who has been in the position of also rejecting Desiree in the past (albeit for entirely different reasons).
In a post on his Twitter that is actually worth analyzing (yeah, we did just say that about a Twitter post), Sean Lowe commends Brooks on finding the bravery in himself to actually admit to something that surely not a single person affiliated with production wanted to hear from him:
“Much respect for Brooks. Not everyone can see beyond the show.”
Here’s a little bit of what Sean is probably referring to with this message. When you’re filming “The Bachelorette,” you’re basically being force-fed that the woman that you are spending so much time with is completely and totally the most valuable person you will ever met. You are cut off from the outside world, sequestered, and by the time that you are able to see your family members again, you’ve been stuck in this environment for so long that it can feel like being brainwashed. So to be able to understand your feelings practically in the midst of all this, and not feel baited into doing something that you aren’t ready for is a pretty impressive achievement, even if it is sad that Desiree got hurt out of it. Then again, we feel like she’s probably happier to know at this point than a month later, when Brooks could have come to her and said that he never loved her.
Sean is far from the only person speaking out about this. If you want to read a little bit more news about Chris Harrison’s take, you can find it just by heading on over to the link here.