The Bachelorette Criticized for Bullying Male Contestants into Stripping on Camera

Wikimedia Commons, By Ahmet Yalçınkaya

The Bachelorette’s Clare Crawley and the show’s producers are under fire for pressuring male contestants to strip during an episode that aired Tuesday. 

In a segment of the show hosted by Chris Harrison and Crawley, 39, that was more than likely staged by production, male contestants competed in a game of dodgeball to win a group date with the Bachelorette.  

The men were divided into two teams of red and blue, and were about to begin playing on the show’s court, when seemingly out of nowhere, Crawley said, “I feel like I wanna up the ante here. I think we should play strip dodgeball.”

Harrison, mocked shock when he replied, “So this tournament is over when the losing team has nothing on?” Crawley smarmily responded, “Yeah. This is my game, these are my rules.”

The red team won the game, once the blue team was completely naked, save for Brendan Morais, who refused to remove his jockstrap. Crawley gleefully sprayed the shirtless red team with a bottle of champagne, hugged the naked blue team farewell, then headed off for her group date with the victors. 

Critics questioned if the real winner of the game was Crawley, who created a double standard of a game that would have caused the show to be cancelled, if a male bachelor had attempted such a stunt with his potential female paramours.  

Fan indignation poured out on Twitter, with one user stating, “imagine the outrage if Juan Pablo asked the girls to do strip dodgeball….and said “sorry girls, my game my rules.”

Former Bachelorette contestant J.P. Rosenbaum pointed out a similar scenario. “I realize this “date” is gonna have a lot of critics,” he said. “But can you imagine the flak the show would get if this was #Thebachelor and the girls were stripping down to their underwear?

Another posted that they “thought this show couldn’t get more cringey.” 

One user tweeted: “I’m starting to think Clare should’ve gone to therapy instead of being on the bachelorette.”

Another posted, “This is the most uncomfortable episode I have ever watched.” 

This tweet sums up the entire show: 

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Concrete Cowboy
Concrete Cowboy
10 months ago

Oh !….Are we talking about Clare in the picture shown? The girl with the paunchy stomach? Not all that good looking, fatty.

Bernie 99
Bernie 99
10 months ago

What did you expect from Hollyweird?

s w
s w
10 months ago

Why does anyone watch this crap and all the other similar idiocies on TV that supposedly passes as entertainment???

Tom
Tom
10 months ago

Just won an Academy Award. Hopeless.

Terry L Gherardi
Terry L Gherardi
10 months ago

Thank you for bringing this to others attention. This was a new low and it is no wonder Claire is 39 years old, been on the show countless times, and still single. She talks a lot about her father and I wonder how she would feel if at a younger age her father who she adore was asked to to what she asked the men to do. Her claim of liking& respecting them is a bunch of you know what and shame on ABC and the producers for allowing this to occur.
Always thought Claire was an insensitive elitist type. Watch out Fellows, she is poison.

Barb
Barb
10 months ago

No wonder she’s still single. She’s an angry woman that constantly has to tell u how sure she is of herself and how great she is. She’s a turnoff, not a nice person. Poor choice she is as the bachelorette. Probably the worst choice ever., I’ve watched all of the shows and I have to say she is the most unlikeable.

Susie
Susie
10 months ago

Cancel the show. Raunchy

kbhret
kbhret
10 months ago

This show is the BEST EXAMPLE for the entire world to see what America and today’s generation of Americans are really like.

vladimir
vladimir
10 months ago
Reply to  kbhret

globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ create reality tv for their globalist puppet, libby snow flakes to keep libby snow flakes stupid about life and reality and politics .

stevo
stevo
10 months ago

that’s for the idiots that watch this crap!

Just me
Just me
10 months ago

I don’t watch because they all act like a bunch of dogs in heat. Terrible

BBt
BBt
10 months ago

Use to be a show on Lifetime called Unreal. Guess it was truer than we thought.

David
4 months ago

who cares???????????????