Bachelor Colton Underwood's "gross" take on period underwear has the Internet up in arms

Bachelor Colton Underwood's "gross" take on period underwear has the Internet up in arms

'The Bachelor' season 23 concluded a little over a month ago, and since then we haven't heard much from Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph, other than their romance and how they were taking things slow.

It is yet to be revealed whether Underwood is still a virgin, or he has taken the plunge with Randolph.

But now Underwood is back making headlines, this time not for his romance with Randolph or his virginity, but for his comment on period underwear.

Appearing recently on E!'s new talk show 'Ladygang' alongside hosts Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek, Underwood answered some of the questions lobbed at him, and it made for some cringeworthy moments.

But among all the questions asked, one really stood out. Underwood was asked if he will be able to tell the difference between a woman's "cute underwear or period underwear."


Underwood's response left everyone appalled -- the hosts, the fans and all the viewers who watched the interview.

His first response was, "There's a difference?" Him being not aware of the fact was not the surprising part, but the things he said after that left everyone shocked.

“You keep ’em around? Go buy new underwear. Throw them away, and go buy new underwear. Throw them away. I as a husband and a boyfriend will go buy you new underwear. That is so gross. So if you sh*t your pants, are you just going to wash them? No, you’re throwing them away," said the bachelor.

Underwood for some reason couldn't wrap his head around the fact that women do not throw away their period underwear each time they get a little blood on it. Above all, he compared a woman's periods to pooping your pants. No wonder this response from Underwood left fans furious. 

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"His interview showed his level of maturity and how ignorant he is towards women. He has the sexual maturity of a 15-year-old boy. And even my boyfriend back then carried extra tampons for me and ibuprofen (just in case). Shaming women for something that is natural? Thank u, next," wrote a Reddit user.

While another added, "I’m sure some women do throw it away. Others use hydrogen peroxide, for example, to get the blood out, then wash and reuse. Either approach is fine. What’s annoying is a man who clearly has no understanding of periods or even doing laundry making such bold sweeping statements. What does this have to do with you Colton? Like at all? Why make the comment. It’s so odd. Stay in your lane dude." 

Fans were also of the opinion that Underwood needs to grow up. "Ugh. Just the fact that he says “gross” when referring to period blood tells me he is not ready to be married or have kids yet. Grow up!" 

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His appalling comment on periods was not the only repulsive moment in Underwood's interview. He also questioned the ladies, “Why do women complain about wanting a nice guy, but they always go after the bad boy?” And went on to say, "Because you’re at dinner having cocktails with the girls and you’re talking about wanting to just get some d**k that night. And then the next day you go out for coffee and you’re like, I just want a man to treat me right. And it’s like, well you are what you attract.”

This too did not sit well with fans and viewers. "Literally f***ing repulsive comment. Women are multi-dimensional, you loser Colton. You can want/appreciate d**k one night and want a quality life partner simultaneously/the next day. Jeez that comment might actually be the most reprehensible thing he's ever said," said a fan. "Now we know why he was a virgin for so long," added another. 

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Now with 'The Bachelor' season 23 done and dusted, up next is 'The Bachelorette' season 15, which premieres on ABC on May 13. Check your local listings for more information. 

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