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Peter Weber probably thought that he'd basically won the reality show romance lotto when he was offered the chance to hand out roses on The Bachelor. After getting pretty close to Hannah Brown last year on The Bachelorette, both in the proposal sense and in the four time windmill sex sense, Peter was sent home with a broken heart, but then signed up for this shot at finding love again. Unfortunately, things have not been going well for Peter this season, with the women he's trying to woo and Bachelor Nation coming down on him for making bad decisions, and fans bad-mouthing many of the women for causing so much drama.
So, how does Peter Weber feel about all of the negativity surrounding his season of The Bachelor? He's already said that, now that he can watch what happened and see the things he wasn't privy to before, he realizes some of his mistakes. This doesn't mean, however, that he's letting Bachelor Nation off of the hook for the way they've attacked him and some of the ladies on his season. Here's what he had to say:
I'm definitely getting some tough skin now. But I just...I understand that there's a lot of drama drama right now and things are kind of crazy, but I do think it's a little...it's too bad a lot of the criticism and a lot of hate that's kind of been kind of coming out.
As much as anyone who watches The Bachelor (or The Bachelorette) understands that it must be tough to date roughly 30 people at once, not to mention the fact that there's always a lot of stuff going on that the leads don't get to see, that doesn't mean that fans are likely to let what they see as stupid decisions slide. It's definitely good that Peter's toughening up, because, even though he's now down to only four women, it sounds like the way his season ends could lead to a lot more criticism.
If you're not up to date on all things Bachelor, you might be wondering what the big deal could be. Well, Peter has spent much of this season making some truly questionable decisions, which have led to some fans calling him one of the worst leads on the franchise ever. He's been seen as rewarding or even subtly instigating drama on some occasions.
For instance, he sent Alayah home based on the opinions of some of the other women, only to bring her back a few days later and give her a rose when she wasn't even on that day's group date. Then, when the women told him how angry it made them, he went ahead and dumped Alayah again. Peter also gave Kelsey a rose after she broke protocol and spoke to him before a cocktail party, which led to him cancelling the party and going straight to the rose ceremony.
This meant that the other women didn't have another chance to speak with him before potentially going home, so, yeah, Peter looked like a shitty lead once again. And, he's done plenty of other things that have pissed off the ladies on his season, as well as fans.
Obviously, when people see behavior they don't like on a show like The Bachelor, they're going to call it out and probably not always voice their opinions in the nicest way, but it's pretty clear that Peter Weber simply wasn't prepared for what that was going to mean. When he spoke with E! News, he said he really wants people to focus more on the positive aspects of the show, instead of spreading so much hate.
I just think there's no place for that and there's too much of that right now, and I wish that people could more focus on spreading love and just more positivity and not so much negative stuff, because again, we're just, we're all human, and I know there's a lot of opinions about a lot of the women on the show, a lot of opinions about me. You know, we're just doing our best, and we sign up for this type of experience and you hope for the best. You hope you're going to find love at the end of it and yeah, things are always going to happen, things are gonna come out, because we're human beings and we're not perfect, but I just wish people would focus more on spreading love rather than so much hate.
We all get where Peter Weber is coming from when he says there's too much hate going around in general. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe watching the last few episodes of his time as The Bachelor won't lead to more negativity. Sure, hometown dates, fantasy suites and the finale are coming up, and those are situations that frequently cause fans to lose their minds in a wide variety of ways, but it's possible it won't be that bad...Right? Maybe Pilot Pete's unpredictable ending will have us all jumping for joy!
We can all see how Peter Weber's journey wraps up on The Bachelor, Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. If you need to fill your time between viewings with other television, our 2020 winter / spring premiere guide can help with that!