Last Thursday, The Bachelor was called “idiotic” by The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre in the vanity card he includes at the end of each episode, though it wasn’t actually broadcast: he self-censored and published it online instead. He wrote, in part, “What does it say about us when we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like The Bachelor?”
That prompted reaction from a Bachelor producer, host Chris Harrison, and an ABC executive—reactions that seemed very thin-skinned for a show that you’d think could handle being called “idiotic,” especially since that’s a pretty accurate description of a show that gave us this person. Anyway, here’s what appeared on Twitter, and my observations about those comments:
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