“The Bachelorette” 2016 has debuted two weeks back. With the season premier, one of the introductory characters named Chad has been dubbed as the ‘villain’ of the show. This is not only because of his humongous ego but also due to the way he treats others.
“The Bachelorette” is a female-oriented show where a young bachelorette seeking love meets a lineup of suitors. She then decides the outcome of her lovelife. Defining the ‘Man’ who every woman desires (to spend the rest of her life with) entails some basic criteria. Those specifications are not completely masculinity oriented, especially if it’s noxious masculinity.
The last episode shows how Chad Johnson lives on piles of proteins and loves to hold on to his self-created-real-man zone. The 28-year-old is opinionated about others and criticizes his fellow male contestants who have feelings, unlike him. Luxury real estate agent Chad mocked them and commented looking at the camera, “I’m afraid I have feelings.” He believes that his peers don’t live up to his standards of masculinity and should be looked down upon. Additionally, he has been seen getting verbally abusive with them. Chad is a garbage in terms of dealing with people.
According to Chad, it’s a date if JoJo is with him, the self-proclaimed superdude. Otherwise, it’s a complete waste of time because the rest have ‘nothing to do but sit around, eat, drink and talk’, The Huffington Post reports.
Even with our current bachelorette JoJo Fletcher, the manipulative Chad managed to play a double-standard game. On a task where he was asked to propose to Fletcher, he failed miserably going down on his one knee. When Jojo pushed him to reveal what he loves about her, a disgusted Chad replied, “You need me to tell you all the things I love about you? You’re startin’ off a little ‘naggy’ here.”
Later that evening, Chad turned the table on the fellow beaus by impressing the 25-year-old Fletcher again. He told stories about his puppy and his mom whom he lost six months back. The fun part is that JoJo Fletcher seems equally smitten with Chad, overlooking the malice inhis character. On that note, a Twitter user compared her to Americans defending Donald Trump:
A man is a ‘man’ when he knows how to treat people well. Here, we would like to call your attention to the fact that muscles are good but being offensive about others is not. That doesn’t make you a real man. Manliness is a perfect balance between staying strong and sensitive at the same time.
“The Bachelorette” continues Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.