Colton Underwood has never entered a woman.
But the brand new Bachelor has now entered the world of reality TV show fandom…
… and he’s getting a first-hand look at how ugly it can be.
Earlier this week, ABC confirmed that Underwood would anchor the 23rd installment of this beloved franchise.
The decision was expected, yet it still landed with a giant thud in the eyes of many long-time viewers.
That guy, really?!? many residents of Bachelor Nation said in response.
Words such as “boring” and “vanilla” and “holy Hell, does he lack any ounce of charisma?!?” were thrown around by critics of the move online.
Underwood, it now seems, is aware of the response his selection generated.
This is 2018. He’s obviously on the Internet and using social media and is trying to keep perspective on why some folks may be less than enthralled over watching his journey next year.
In the end, he seems to think, they are simply ignorant.
On Thursday morning, Colton Tweeted the following:
People hate what they don’t understand & try to destroy it. Only try to keep yourself clear and don’t allow that destructive force to spoil something that to you is so simple, natural & beautiful.
Was he referring to the criticism that has come his way in the last 48 hours or so? It’s very safe to understand.
A lot of people out there are mocking his choice to remain a virgin, with some even thinking he’s deep in the sexual closet.
We aren’t about to go there of course. We have no idea what Colton’s life has really been like and we are not about to judge the way he is choosing to live it.
All we know at the moment is that Underwood is saying all the right things.
That is, all the same things that Bachelors before him have also said.
“That’s what I’m looking forward to the most, is getting engaged and then getting married shortly after that,” Underwood told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America this past Tuesday.
He added that he wants to marry a “good, passionate” person — and it doesn’t even matter if she’s into sports.
Will it matter if she’s done the horizonal hula before?
If she’s gotten down and dirty in bed?
If she’s done the reverse cowgirl or taken it doggy style or plowed more than one guy in a week or something?
We don’t think so.
Underwood has given no indication that the sexual proclivities or history of his potential fiancee will play any role in whether or not she can win him over.
Colton also doesn’t want to imply that he wouldn’t be done for some hand relief or crotch fondling next season.
“Being a virgin doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time,” he has told People Magazine. “It doesn’t mean you can’t be passionate and romantic and sexual still in your relationship.