Queerness is so en vogue for the time being! So fashionable and funky – now a former Bachelor is cashing in and popping out. 

Crucial information from this week: Former Bachelor Colton Underwood got here out as homosexual. After all, the general public might be dying to know each ounce of element relating to his unimaginable story of self-realization. Happily for the tradition, Netflix might be offering simply what the world so desperately wants, a brand new actuality collection starring Underwood, the most recent homosexual man. 

Underwood despatched shockwaves world wide on Wednesday, April 14, when he got here out as homosexual on ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview with lesbian Robin Roberts. “I’ve ran from myself for a very long time. I’ve hated myself for a very long time, and I’m homosexual. I got here to phrases with that earlier this 12 months and have been processing it,” he mentioned. Gorgeous. Courageous.

Famously generally known as “The Virgin Bachelor”, the Catholic former NFL participant announced {that a} new Netflix collection already in manufacturing will doc his popping out and life as a homosexual man. The present can even characteristic Olympian Gus Kenworthy, a freestyle skier who got here out in 2015 and is now Underwood’s homosexual sidekick. Gayness is outwardly a giant promoting level for Netflix. Surely, it most likely isn’t, however mainstream media would by no means miss a chance to pressure the gay agenda on the American populace. 

Underwood mentioned his Catholic upbringing with GMA and mentioned that as a boy he “realized within the Bible that homosexual is a sin.” “I’ve know that I’ve been completely different because the age of 6, and I couldn’t course of it and I couldn’t put my finger on what it was till my freshman 12 months of highschool once I knew I used to be homosexual,” he mentioned. Since then he struggled with being trustworthy with himself, however now’s “nearer to God” by popping out. “I used to get up within the morning and pray for Him to take the homosexual away. I used to wish for Him to vary me,” he defined. After discovering out he was going to be the twenty third Bachelor, he celebrated the chance to discover a spouse and have kids, thanking God “for making me straight.”

Whereas the entire world is weighing in on the matter of Underwood’s sexuality, some have been distrustful of the information, seeing it as a publicity stunt, or disingenuous. Others have attacked his character, most notably for the best way his relationship together with his earlier girlfriend from the present panned out. Cassie Randolph, who acquired the ultimate rose from Underwood, at one level sought a restraining order from him, accusing him of stalking and harassment. She later withdrew her request for the order. Underwood even received backlash for following conservative Candance Owens on Instagram. In some corners, he’s not being welcomed as a member of the LGBTQ group as a result of his political beliefs are thought-about too right-leaning.

One specific occasion from Underwood’s Bachelor days has resurfaced that takes on new that means within the wake of his popping out. It’s a quick second involving comic Billy Eichner, who jokingly inspired him to look into whether or not or not he’s homosexual. “Perhaps you’re the primary homosexual bachelor, and we don’t even comprehend it!” he exclaimed. 

Sadly, the time when The Bachelor options an out member of the LGBTQ group might not be far off.

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