Fans of The Bachelor may be the only people in the world who look forward to Mondays. While the rest of the world suffers through the start of a new week, they anxiously await another rose ceremony. But viewers were outraged, dissapointed, and a little confused when they turned on their TVs this past Monday and saw a different suited man on the screen. What the eff? What's going on? Is George Stephanopoulos the new bachelor? These were just some of the thoughts that went through people's minds when The Bachelor was delayed for the Iowa Caususes.
Don't worry fans. Ben hasn't been replaced and he wasn't taking girls on one-on-ones to the caucuses. (Though that would be quite the panty-dropper of a date.) In order to please people who love reality TV and politics (yes, they do exist), ABC aired a quick update on the ongoing in Iowa. It was a very strategic and rational decision on the networks part. But Bachelor fans didn't give an eff. Instead of being grateful for the political updates, they were outraged over being deprived of their beloved Ben. And, come on, can you blame them?
From the pissed off to the puzzled, there were plenty of Twitter reactions to The Bachelor's momentary delay. Even a former contestant offered her clever commentary.
At the beginning of the show I thought they were going to show the Iowa Caucus instead. I about lost my shit.#TheBachelor— Teddy The Bachelor (@BachelorCouch) February 2, 2016
Iowa caucus coverage is on abc right now instead of The Bachelor..... pic.twitter.com/ZTawiPVEzh— Jessica Sly (@SlyyyFoxxx) February 2, 2016
SHUT UP IOWA CAUCUSES I WANT THE BACHELOR— Lizzie McGuire (@barnzy_11) February 2, 2016
Literally why did politics interrupt the real American election process: The Bachelor.— Sarah (@sarahkatbeee) February 2, 2016
The Bachelor AND the Iowa Caucus in one night. So much suspense. Will Iowa choose Olivia? Will Ben choose Cruz?— Jill Moorhead (@itinerantfoodie) February 2, 2016
Switching between watching The Bachelor and coverage of the Iowa caucus so I can stress about two things at once— Abbie Williams (@abbs_will) February 2, 2016
Let's Blame George
Take a note ABC. Politics and rose ceremonies just don't mix.