Juan Pablo, Go Away (Pop Cop)

The Pitons from offshore, St. Lucia

The Pitons from offshore, St. Lucia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Bachelor (US TV series)

The Bachelor (US TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I admit, I stooped to a new low when I decided to watch pity-party television the last two or three weeks. Mea Culpa. I watched part of “The Bachelor” for the first time in my life. I’m still putting my foot down on Dancing With The Stars but I have no doubt if things get worse, I’ll be watching that too.

I really don’t know what the big deal is about the “charming” Juan Pablo. To me, he’s a handsome (I’ll give him that,) rude, jerk. He, in no way, knows how to treat women and from my point of view the only thing I envy about him is where he lives. Oh, come on, don’t you dream of living in St. Lucia?

Those cleverly placed ads to fly to St. Lucia, worked for me. Like I’m sure they did for thousands of men and women who said to their partners “Honey, I wanna go to St. Lucia….” For us it is NOT an option, financially, but if I should win the lottery? I would be there with my family and keep my gorgeous 19-year-old daughter far away from him. Seriously, far, far away from him with her older brother as a well-paid security guard.

I think JP is a chauvinist, but I also think the concept of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is kind of creepy. I’m sure you are too young to remember this but I much preferred the old-fashioned “Dating Game” (Google it.) I agree it was totally moronic but at least I didn’t have to watch everybody’s tongue pushed down everybody else’s throat. (Imagine the germs!)  I am shocked that Purell is not a sponsor or at least Listerine, you missed your chance. If you sponsor now, my readers will know it was MY IDEA. Royalties should be sent to:
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Furthermore, what messages are we showing our children? It’s on at 8pm and I do know parents who watch this show with their kids. Believe me, I am saying the same thing about The Bachelorette  (Andi) who is the only contestant I truly admire. She is razor-sharp, has a law degree and will not take insincerity from anyone. She called Juan Pablo out on his lack of emotion, being rude and his total sense of self. (Read: ego.)  She tried to challenge him and you know what happened? Nothing. The man had zero affect, he was the same all the time, every time.

The most he could conjure up was “Ees okay.” Listen Ricky Ricardo” “Ees obviously NOT okay. Grow up. Take a few courses in Women’s Studies, actually MAJOR in it.

Begrudgingly I do have to admit that Juan Pablo’s culture is different from all the women and I think that may be a reason? Believe me, I am in no way, defending him but perhaps this is a way to understand him? I know, I’m pushing it…

Andi, you definitely were my fan favorite: incredibly smart, you knew yourself and obviously Juan Pablo, sure you got swayed but hey, who doesn’t like a little romance? No fault of yours at all. I swore I wouldn’t watch this show ever again but with you as a Bachelorette? I’ll have to think twice.

As for Juan Pablo, get over yourself. You’re cute, big deal. “EES NOT ENOUGH FOR US.”

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One thought on “Juan Pablo, Go Away (Pop Cop)

  1. I lOVE the Bachelor. I LIKE the Bachelorette. It’s the closest vicarious experience I will ever have to traveling the world, wearing short shorts, low cut tops, beautiful gowns, . . . be wined and dined, look beautiful AND have the energy and naivete of youth!!!!

    As for Juan Pablo: Yes, he probably is latin chauvinist etc. etc. I’ve ended up with the conclusion that culturally he was NOT a good fit for the Bachelor. He is a very private person. Football players (athletes) are comfortable with being seen, adored and “performing” but really don’t know how to withstand scrutiny about motives, feelings, intentions etc.

    I actually thought it was a good and HONEST call that he didn’t ask anyone to marry and wouldn’t say “I love you” just because that’s what viewers want to hear. In the amount of time of filming and circumstances. it is RARE RARE to find a “true” love. Just because the viewers and sponsors want “romantic love” it ultimately is about the participants’ lives (and in this case a child’s life)

    The last show I felt like Juan Pablo was being thrown to the lions.

    Would I want Juan Pablo? NO. But it’s such a fun ride watching this brilliant premise of delivering TRUE love to the public, even if it is false.

    and that’s my opinion! Thanks Laurie for the opportunity!

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