Members of Bachelor Nation have been supportive of Colton Underwood after he came out as gay during his recent appearance on Good Morning America, in which he told host Robin Roberts, “I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. And the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know.” On the same day of Colton’s big announcement, Variety reported that Netflix is in the process of making a reality series about his experience with his sexuality…which people are now vehemently opposing online.
In the time since Colton came out, a Change.org petition has surfaced online that is calling for Colton’s alleged Netflix show to be canceled before it even hits the platform, citing his reported stalking of ex-girlfriend Cassie Randolph during their tumultuous break up last year. As a refresher, Cassie had to file a temporary restraining order (which was later dropped) against Colton after he allegedly placed tracking devices on her car and loitered outside of her parents’ home in the wee hours of the morning.
The petition reads, “Cassie is a victim of Colton’s abuse, and he does not deserve a platform in any way. Regardless of his sexuality, Colton should not be given a platform as a result of his abusive, manipulative, and dangerous behavior.” At the time of publishing, more than 25,600 people have signed the petition calling for Colton’s show to be canceled.
Colton’s Netflix show isn’t the only thing that’s on the horizon for him—according to TMZ, producers of The Bachelor are reportedly very interested in Colton’s story and are considering making him the franchise’s first gay Bachelor, although it’s unclear if they will follow through on the idea.
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