"The Bachelorette" fans are already mad at Rachel Lindsay for giving a premiere night rose to "Whaboom" Lucas instead of hot Marine/our early Bachelor 2018 choice Blake K, or literally anyone else. Anyone at all.
Lucas showed up in a "Whaboom" T-shirt and did that annoying face-wiggling "Whaaaaaboooooom" for Rachel right out of the limo. She didn't seem impressed, and the guys inside weren't impressed when Lucas did it a thousand more times, quickly dubbing him the "crazy" one. When Rachel gave Lucas her final rose, she didn't look thrilled about it. Many viewers were shocked by the choice, and -- cynical after so many seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" -- assumed the producers asked her to keep Lucas around for drama.
"I think people are going to think that," Rachel told E! News after the May 22 premiere. "I am so opinionated and direct, they couldn't make me do anything."
So why did she keep Lucas over eight other guys?
"I said I wanted to be entertained the first night, and that he did!"
Rachel said she still doesn't really understand what "Whaboom" is, but she knows it's part of who Lucas is. She also tweeted this, which isn't exactly a glowing endorsement:
Please don't ask me to explain whaboom...#asklucas
— Rachel Lindsay (@TheRachLindsay) May 23, 2017
Blake K supporters replied to Rachel, demanding answers, and kept up their Bachelor/Bachelor in Paradise campaigns across Twitter. Sigh. We're still rooting for you, man!
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