Memes & Tweets About Arie Being The Bachelor Show Fans Are Really Confused By This Throwback Choice

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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

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

Some Fans Are Just Straight Up Upset

There's This Delightful Truth

And Perhaps, The Realest Tweet Of All

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.