Social media can be a nasty place, especially when it comes to The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.
When Colton Underwood was announced as this season’s new Bachelor, fans went crazy on Twitter.
While some were happy with the decision, others were hoping for Jason Tartick or Blake Horstmann, two other fan favorites.
But, according to host Chris Harrison, the reaction to a new lead is almost always negative.
“As soon as we make a decision — and really this goes across the board, if anyone makes a major decision — what are you going to hear on Twitter? Negative. That is the world we live in,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
“There were obviously naysayers, but you have to do the best you can. Colton was easily our choice. He’s a great Bachelor. Jason [Tartick] and Blake [Horstmann] were really good guys and they would have been good Bachelors, too.”
He continued, “But we can only choose one and we made the television show with Colton, and it’s a really good show.”
At the end of the day, there are always going to be people who are unhappy with any decision you throw their way.
“You don’t try to please those people, you just do your job and you hope they’ll come around when they watch,” Chris explained.
“And typically the people who scream the loudest are the ones who are going to tune in.”
And, though fans were skeptical about Colton, Chris knew he was serious about finding love about halfway through the season.
“If I had to be honest, about halfway through shooting the season was when I truly felt like I got to know the man Colton is and felt that this guy is ready to have a relationship and take that next step,” he said.
“It took him opening up and really being vulnerable and letting himself go. It’s not a foolproof system, it’s not 100 percent. Even if they say they’re ready, they’ve got to really be ready. That’s part of the beauty of the show that I think everyone can relate to.”
Are you excited to see how Colton’s season unfolds? Do you think they made the right choice? Let us know!