‘The Bachelor’: Colton Underwood’s Getting Called Out For Sexist Comments
The comments occurred during the “man vs. woman ask me anything” portion of the show. The show’s hosts asked Underwood questions relating to sex and relationships, and Underwood had a few questions for the hosts as well.
LadyGang’s questions for Colton
Becca Tobin kicked off the segment with a softball for Underwood: “Pubic hair. How much is too much?”
She went on to ask if the pain women go through each month to keep themselves hairless is worth it?
“Yeah, yes 100%” replied a slightly uncomfortable Underwood.
After briefly musing over the topic of unsolicited photos of male genitalia, host Keltie Knight asked Underwood about his stance on period underwear.
“Colton if you’re married to me, do you notice if I’m wearing a cute underwear or a like a period underwear?
“Throw them away and go buy new underwear,” he responded. “I, as a husband and a boyfriend, will go buy you new underwear. That is so gross.”
The hosts defended their time-of-the-month undergarments saying it’d be wasteful to buy new underwear each month. “It happens every month, Colton!” exclaimed Tobin.
“So if you s–t your pants, are you going to just wash them? No, you’re throwing them away,” replied Underwood. Yikes. Here’s where people started to get upset.
“I’m sorry, but you talking about women’s periods is disgusting.. my husband goes to the store to buy me tampons because he’s not an embarrassed 12 year old,” another woman wrote to Colton on Twitter.
Colton’s question for the ladies
Next, it was Underwood’s turn to ask the hosts a question, and his feminism didn’t exactly improve from here.
“Why do women complain about wanting a nice guy but they always go after the bad boy?”
“Because a bad boy will f*** you good,” replied Tobin.
“Ok but on that same hand, then you complain about guys just wanting to use you for sex. You can’t pick and choose,” said Underwood.
The hosts went on to talk about how “masochistic” women are “especially when [they’re] young,” though didn’t touch on why (a myriad of reasons–one of them possibly being that girls are taught, from a young age, that when boys are mean to them in class or on the playground it means they have a crush on them).
“‘Cause you’re like having cocktails with the girls and talking about how you just want to get some d*** that night and then the next morning you go out for coffee and you’re like ‘I just want a man to treat me right.’ It’s like, well, you are what you attract,” he replied. Yikes again!
A woman who’s interested in a one-night stand isn’t any less deserving of kindness.
The hosts and Underwood went on to discuss whether women find direct men attractive or aggressive and faking orgasms.
All in all, the segment sounded like a conversation a group of friends could have any night of the week over a few drinks. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) for Underwood, he has the internet to weigh in on some of his less-than-progressive comments thanks to his newfound Bachelor fame.
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