Seventeen billboards blast 'Bachelor' Arie Luyendyk Jr and support #TeamBecca
The billboards, including a new one in Times Square tout how Becca of Minnesota is ready to find a man “with backbone.”
Ever since 'The Bachelor' finale has its fans fired up, the demand for billboards has spiked to send across a distinct message to Arie Luyendyk Jr in Los Angeles, Minnesota and New York.
What seems inspired by the Oscar-winning movie 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', 17 billboards went up with messages meant to stick it to the waffling Luyendyk. Written in bold, the statements were meant to blast the season's 'Bachelor' and entitle Becca, who was left heartbroken, to positive messages.
The Bachelor finale inspires anti-Arie billboards https://t.co/qTjatdZ0hb— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 6, 2018
“ARIE … NOT OKAY, JUST LEAVE. — Everyone,” one sign said simply, a clear reference to Luyendyk asking Kufrin if she wanted him to leave when he broke things off.
Another read “STRONG, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SEEKING MAN WITH BACKBONE #TeamBecca.”
On Tuesday, this week's 'The Bachelor' episode had a staggering two-part finale. Luyendyk proposed to Minnesota native Becca Kufrin during the finale, only to renege on his decision a few weeks later and break up with her — all while the cameras were rolling. He then proposed to the other finalist, Lauren Burnham, much to the dismay of Bachelor Nation.
Four signboards were erected in Southern California: two off the 710 Freeway and two off the 5 Freeway. Twelve billboards went up in Kufrin’s home state and an additional billboard was put up in New York City’s Times Square Tuesday evening, according to Outfront Media, which owns the signage.
It is not known who made the purchase or how much the billboards cost. Some believe it was the fans, while others speculate that people involved with the show could have been behind it.
“I’m not sure why they want to remain anonymous. Maybe they’re a little closer to ‘The Bachelor’ than they want to admit,” a rep for Outfront told the media.
Meanwhile, spurned and recently un-engaged finalist Kufrin has been named the star of ABC’s upcoming 'The Bachelorette' competition, which will premiere May 28.
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