'The Bachelor' season 24 fans outraged that Peter Weber was chosen for the show over fan-favorite Mike Johnson
Peter Weber is the next 'Bachelor' and fans are slamming producers for getting another typical white male and stereotypical bachelor and not picking Mike Johnson
'Bachelor in Paradise' season six is almost nearing its end, with just a few episodes left before the reunion. And curiosity over who the next 'Bachelor' will be has already kicked off. Ever since 'The Bachelorette' season 15 ended, fans have been rooting for a few contestants to be frontrunners in becoming the next 'Bachelor' for season 24.
Though Tyler Cameron was in the running post during the grand finale on 'The Bachelorette' season 15, it seems like he is no longer in the run, as his rumored relationship with Gigi Hadid has taken off. And over the past few weeks, the three contenders who are in the line-up are Peter Weber, Mike Johnson, and Derek Peth.
While Derek Peth and Peter Weber are great people and deserve a chance at love, fans have been rooting for Mike Johnson ever since he got his heart broken by Hannah Brown and sent home.
He has been loved by all, and we're yet to find someone who has found a fault in him and doesn't prefer him being the next 'Bachelor'. Adding to that, he is an airforce veteran and his million-dollar smile has everyone flaunting over him. Unfortunately, it's time to burst the bubble for fans who have had high hopes in Mike becoming the next 'Bachelor'.
According to Reality Steve spoilers, he recently revealed that Mike is not the next 'Bachelor'. ABC, during the recently filmed reunion, announced that Peter Weber, who is a pilot, is set to be 'The Bachelor' in season 24.
Weber is not a bad choice. He is actually a gentleman who is equally loved by all. He got eliminated just before the finale, right after the 'Fantasy Suite' night. Brown and Weber also made headlines when it was revealed that the duo had sex in the windmill, not once or twice but thrice.
After he was eliminated, though Weber was in the running as the next Bachelor, fans wanted Mike to be the next 'Bachelor'. Not just because of his good looks and charm, but also because, over the course of 23 seasons, the series till date hasn't had a black Bachelor. And if Mike had to be the 'Bachelor' for season 24, he would be following Rachel Lindsay as the second black lead in the 'Bachelor' franchise.
Now that the spoilers are out, fans are slamming producers for getting another typical white male and stereotypical Bachelor and not picking Mike.
Taking to Reddit, a fan said, "I don't think I can watch. I really can't bring myself to root for this dude! I have wanted Mike since the day he was eliminated, and I just don't really want to watch 3 months worth of boring, stereotypical bachelor."
Another fan said, "Honestly there’s nothing wrong with Peter, his GF scandal isn’t even that deep IMO, and he seems like a good guy. I’m just pissed off that TPTB dangled the opportunity of Mike having a shot at this in our face for so long."
"Big Mike deserved Bachelor. We have had 82 Peters already," wrote a fan on Twitter. Another said, "I honestly don’t see how I could watch another season of overlooked people of color and predictable, safe white men handing out roses. As a POC I don’t even know how I lasted this long watching this with little to no diversity. #BachelorSoWhite."
With that said, there's nothing we can do but prepare ourselves to watch Weber as 'The Bachelor' for season 24, and see if he finds the love he is looking for.
'Bachelor in Paradise' season 6 airs every Monday and Tuesday night on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.