‘The Bachelor’: Colton Underwood Feels Peter Weber’s Season Was ‘Way Over Produced’ and the Pilot Should Have ‘Stood up for Himself’

Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor came to a close last week and fans still have lots of feelings about how everything went down. Like much of the pilot’s season, the finale was a mess. From Weber’s breakup with Hannah Ann Sluss to the way Barb didn’t hold back with her thoughts concerning the woman her son wanted to end up with, Madison Prewett, Bachelor Nation was cringing the whole way.

Colton Underwood’s season of ‘The Bachelor’

The bachelor before Peter Weber, Colton Underwood, also had a wildly dramatic season, but in a different way. By the time Underwood got to Fantasy Suites (and if you ask him, he’ll actually tell you well before), he knew he wanted to give Cassie Randolph his final rose. When Randolph broke up with him before the overnight portion of their date, the former football player jumped an eight-foot fence to escape production and clear his head. When he returned, he broke up with the remaining two contestants (Hannah Godwin and Tayshia Adams), and dedicated the remainder of his time on the show to winning Randolph over. It worked. Today, they’re still happily together.

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When Weber’s finale aired, Underwood posted a photo of himself and Randolph together with the caption: “love wins.” Some fans believed the post was throwing shade at Weber and the way he handled his season. Others felt it was a way for Underwood to cheer on Weber and Prewett.

How Colton Underwood feels about Peter Weber’s season of ‘The Bachelor’

A few days later, Underwood did an Instagram Q&A via his stories.

“How do you feel about peters season!? Did you watch,” asked one fan.

Colton Underwood | Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Tubi
Colton Underwood | Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Tubi

“Interesting question. Since I was silenced this season and opted to not watch it I can’t go into detail. What I can say is I feel like it was way over produced and both parties could have done a much better job (Peter and production),” wrote Underwood. “Peter could have stood up for himself and put his foot down when the tv show part of things started to control his relationships. Production could have helped guide him better, I spoke about how at some points you have to use your gut and trust them in my book with examples. I do feel very sorry for Pete.”

Another Instagram user asked: “What advice would you give to the next bachelor after seeing Peter’s season?”

“I would remind them that despite what producers tell you, you have a life after this and they don’t care about you. It’s show BUSINNESS. Can’t take it personally, but be smart. I stood up for myself and took back control of my relationship and show,” wrote Underwood.

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