'The Bachelor' Season 23: Fans question whether contestants younger than 25 are ready for marriage; ask for mature women
'The Bachelor' season 23 aired its third episode Monday, and we surely witnessed plenty of firsts. There were pirates, a group of energetic kids, and even celebrity guests Fred Willard, and Terry Crews. At the end of the episode, there were four ladies who were sent home. Among all this, as usual, the show consisted plenty drama. The drama between Demi Burnett and Tracy Shapoff continued this week. From picking up a rose that wasn't hers, to stealing Underwood from Shapoff, Burnett did it all last week.
When did 31 start qualifying as "older woman" material? #TheBachelor is new tomorrow at 8|7c on ABC! pic.twitter.com/yJQoTXsi0R— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 20, 2019
This week Burnett brought on more drama by categorizing 31-year-old Shapoff as an older woman, and by triggering Shapoff by stating she feels bad for her. Fans have now had enough with her, given the tricks the 23-year-old tried pulling off. They are telling the producers to stop casting people younger than 25 because they behave immaturely. In this case, they specifically mean Burnett.
"Next season please go back to the 26-33 age group. These little girls are just dramaaaaa," wrote a fan. While this is true, this drama is probably the main reason this show is a hit with viewers. People love to watch drama, especially this season because Underwood is the series' first virgin bachelor. However, fans also wonder if contestants from such a young age group would be ready for marriage. "I always wonder why they have 22 and 23 yo [year-olds] on the show. Are they really ready for marriage????" asked a fan.
@fleissmeister Why is it that the average age of the contestants on the Bachelorette is like 28/29, but only 23/24 on the Bachelor? The immaturity of these women and the obvious “Instagram celeb” wanna be’s is so irritating.— AllieB (@NJgirl108) January 21, 2019
A very valid question indeed. Leaving out the younger contestants and just taking Burnett into consideration, she does not seem like she is ready for marriage, but in it for the fun of it. A reason she is still on the show, might be because of the ratings she brings in with her overloaded drama.
While Burnett is bringing the drama, she is also attracting some scorn from the others. She called Shapoff a cougar because of her age, which also stirred fans of that particular age. "If she calls our age group 'cougars' one more time, I swear," said a fan. While another added, "So, this girl who believes that she will never be 31 one day feels that older women are less than....well I'm 37 so let me just lay down in traffic now."
Who will be ready to go all in tonight on #TheBachelor?! Retweet if you’re watching now! pic.twitter.com/PR01KKaHZO— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 22, 2019
Not very fond of her behavior, fans have begun to compare Burnett to Corrine Olympios from 'Bachelor in Paradise.' Olympios was among the contestants who brought in the most drama during her season and was not a favorite of many. "I actually first thought Catherine was going to be the next Corrine. Turns out it’s Demi," added a fan.
Overall, fans are just furious with Burnett because of the age comment she made and want the producers to come up with a show that does not consist of women younger than the age of 25. They are fed up with the virgin drama Burnett creates and how she keeps loitering around the same topic with Underwood.