‘The Bachelorette’: ABC Was So Weird About How They Handled Tyler G.’s Removal

Tyler G. went on the first one-on-one date with Bachelorette Hannah Brown. They two really hit it off, too. They had fun getting down and dirty racing their ATVs, and seemed to have good, easy-flowing conversations.

Then a couple episodes later, Tyler G. mysteriously disappeared. The only mention of his removal was Hannah B. telling the camera: “This week has been a tough week. It was draining emotionally and physically. Definitely had some drama. I had to go to the hospital and then I found out that Tyler G. had to leave. And that’s upsetting because I really enjoyed my date with him and felt like our relationship was at a really good place and I wanted to explore where that could go.”  

According to a few Reddit users and Reality Steve, Tyler G. was removed from The Bachelorette because a few women came forward and warned production about his mistreatment of women in the past  (the term “extreme misogynist” was thrown around).

Hannah B. with her contestants | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images
Hannah B. and her contestants | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images

“Because of the nature of the allegations, it seems to me that it was obviously in the past and really nothing [the show] could prove,” said Reality Steve. “But the show also didn’t want to dismiss these women’s allegations, so they just removed [Tyler G.] from the show.”

Why did ABC handle Tyler G.’s removal from ‘The Bachelorette’ the way they did?

How ABC handled this situation was strange for a couple of reasons. Firstly, despite Tyler G.’s ultimate removal, The Bachelorette still chose to show his one-on-one date. Maybe they thought they could sweep everything under the rug by saying he “had to leave,” and thought that would be the cleaner option over editing him out of the whole show as best they could. It also seems like Hannah B. wasn’t told the real reason Tyler G. was sent home because she “wanted to explore where that could go.”

“I bet you they told her that he had a family emergency and just left it at that,” said Reality Steve.

The hush-hush nature of Tyler G.’s removal is also strange because, historically speaking, The Bachelorette hasn’t been picky about which storylines cause drama and why. The fact that they didn’t use this as an excuse to stir up drama is interesting. Hopefully, it’s because ABC and The Bachelor franchise are starting to take allegations of this nature seriously. But it’s also no secret that The Bachelorette, in particular, has been called out in recent years for their lack of effort in selecting safe, good contestants to compete for their stars. If Tyler G. had won the series and exhibited dangerous behavior with Hannah B., or it had come out when he was still on the show that casting had let on another potentially dangerous contestant, it’s not exactly a good look for ABC.   

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