Sometimes, you have to take the high road. Other times, it’s so much more fun not to. That must have been the mindset of former Bachelor contestant Whitney Bischoff during Bachelor Nick's premiere night, because she had a lot to say on Twitter. To refresh your memory, she made it to the end of her Bachelor journey and got a proposal from Bachelor Chris Soules, only for the couple to eventually split. Whitney has since found a happy relationship, but Chris? Eh, not so much. She, like me, wondered why Chris was appearing on The Bachelor to give new Bachelor Nick Viall love advice if he himself did not find love, and Whitney totally dragged Chris Soules on Twitter for his Bachelor appearance.
The Bachelor and The Bachelorette always open their shows with a roundtable discussion of past Bachelors and Bachelorettes doling out advice to the new one. Usually, it’s better if these past participants have, you know, found love in some regard, because it means that their advice is maybe more valid and it thus makes sense to include them. For Nick’s opening episode, The Bachelor tapped Ben Higgins (still with Lauren Bushnell), Sean Lowe (still with Catherine, his wife), and Chris Soules (so totally single). Whitney, Chris’ ex, wanted to know why Chris was on the show if he didn’t find long-lasting love. I mean, you have to admit it’s a valid question.
She later tweeted a follow-up denying that she was trying to burn her ex.
But, Whitney wasn’t even the only person asking that question. Many Twitter fans were, too.
I can’t blame her for being a little snarky. I too want to know why Chris is on the show, since his constant presence on the franchise undermines the fact that everyone else seems to be finding love. Why didn’t they call up Shawn Booth, who went home with Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe? Or Jason Mesnick, who was hated at the time of his Bachelor-dom but is now happily married to his wife Molly? Or one of the Bachelor in Paradise couples? Chris is a strange choice for this sort of thing, and Whitney was just saying what we were all thinking.