Was Colton Underwood the villain of 'The Bachelor' season 23? Some fans think so

Was Colton Underwood the villain of 'The Bachelor' season 23? Some fans think so

Season 23 of 'The Bachelor' came to an end recently and ever since, we have been following up on the new couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph on their journey of newfound romance. Apart from Randolph and Underwood, we also know what a few other of the season's contestants are up to currently. 

From the time 'The Bachelor' season 23 premiered, till its end, we witnessed a lot of drama from most contestants. Among those contestants, there were a few who were speculated to be villains of the season due to their behavior towards other contestants. A few included Demi Burnett, Courtney Curtis, and Tracy Shapoff. Though most fans speculated Burnett might be the villain, she was loved by most of the contestants except Shapoff and Curtis.

Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

And now that the season is finally done and dusted, some fans claim Burnett might have been immature, but there were other contestants as well. And when it comes to being a villain Burnett was nowhere close to being one. Looking back at some episodes during the season, some fans speculated Underwood might have been the villain during 'The Bachelor' season 23. Here's why. 

A fan on Reddit wrote, "I get he loves Cassie but by his own words he knew at week 4 that it was her, which means he led a lot of girls on and at times even lied to some of their faces. I understand the show needs to go on but he took it overboard and was worse than any of the girls in terms of honest intentions." 

Demi Burnett attends the boohooMAN x Quavo Launch Party at The Sunset Room on April 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for boohooMAN)

Adding to that another fan wrote, "Exactly. I pretty much think Colton is a jerk except to the girl he’s actually into. He’s been this way since the bachelorette. I think a lot of this plays into him being a producer puppet as well." 

Other reasons fans speculated Underwood might have been the villain is because even though he claimed to have known he wanted Randolph since week 4, he still chose to take Hannah Brown and introduce her to his family but then dump her right after. He also chose Tayshia Adams as his first fantasy suite date. Apart from that, he also led Hannah Godwin on claiming he might have been falling for her too. 

Apart from speculating that Underwood might have been the villain, fans also claimed Onyeka Ehie might have been the villain of the series. "I think Onyeka could/should have been the main villain of the season (and was very willing to play the part) but the producers found Demi more interesting," a fan said. 

But now that 'The Bachelor' season 23 is over, up next is 'The Bachelorette' season 15. It premieres on ABC May 13. Check your local listings for more information. 

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