Memes & Tweets About Arie Being The Bachelor Show Fans Are Really Confused By This Throwback Choice
After weeks of speculation about who ABC would choose to fill Nick Viall's shoes as the next Bachelor, the announcement is now official. Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the 2018 Bachelor, stepping back into the Bachelor mansion in January despite the fact that it's been five years since he competed on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette. And even though it's been mere hours since the news broke, fans are already taking to Twitter to react to the decision, and the tweets and memes that have surfaced so far are priceless.
So far, there are a lot of mixed opinions out there. Some longtime fans couldn't be more thrilled that Arie is finally assuming his rightful throne, while others are puzzling... especially the ones who were pulling for Peter Kraus to get the gig. Actually, the general consensus seems to be mass confusion, because whether fans are happy or disappointed, they still aren't sure why producers would choose someone from several seasons ago as their next lead, even if he is a total silver fox.
Here are some of the best reactions and memes about Arie being the next Bachelor. Whether you love or hate the choice, you have to admit that Bachelor Nation can make anything that happens in this fandom hilarious.
Some Fans Can't Figure Out What Producers Were Thinking
Some Are Really, Really Pissed Peter Didn't Get The Gig
I'd rather not get a proposal from Peter than watch Arie. Sorry not sorry. #TheBachelor— kristen (@kristen__spires) September 7, 2017
This Fan Pointed Out The Real Victim Of The Decision
And This One Thinks This Is A Sign The Show Is On The Way Out
If Arie is the bachelor then I think this is the beginning of the end of this show. They really had to go back 5 years to find a lead? SMH pic.twitter.com/fncSa2Y5dq— 💀Kalea Traveller💋 (@KaleaT_22) September 7, 2017
Some Fans Are Just Straight Up Upset
There's This Delightful Truth
And Perhaps, The Realest Tweet Of All
I like Arie as #thebachelor. He represents a purer time before gummies & laxative tea. (Also pls check out my new ointment line coming 2025)— Evan Bass (@ebassclinics) September 7, 2017
Evan, you make a good point. Now, we wait and see if Arie starts pushing Diff Eyewear after he's done filming for his season. He might not fall for it, but it can happen to even the best of former Bachelors.