Lance Bass needs to say bye, bye, bye to a season of a straight bachelor.
As a “Bachelor in Paradise” visitor host and life-long Bachelor Nation franchise fan, Bass mentioned that he would like to host a full season of “The Bachelor,” however for a homosexual lead.
“I feel perhaps it’s the time for ‘The Bachelor’ to do a homosexual Bachelor. I feel that might be a lot enjoyable,” the previous NSYNC member, who’s brazenly homosexual, instructed Selection. “And I undoubtedly know a bunch if you happen to want it.”
Though he mentioned he hasn’t talked to anybody formally concerning the thought, he’d “be down” to host.
How he met his now-husband is perhaps a foreshadowing into the way forward for the Bachelor franchise, having met Michael Turchin close to a “Bachelor in Paradise” taking pictures web site.
Bass additionally mentioned there’s a want for extra homosexual relationship reveals like those in Bachelor Nation. In 2016, he hosted a homosexual relationship sequence modeled after “The Bachelor” referred to as “Discovering Prince Charming,” but it surely solely lasted one season of eight episodes earlier than it was canceled.
“The Bachelor” franchise was praised in 2019 when Demi Burnett made historical past on the present popping out as bisexual and proposing to then-girlfriend Kristian Haggerty on Season 6. The present was nominated for a GLAAD award, however Burnett is again on this season of “Bachelor in Paradise” in quest of love once more.
“Demi clearly had the primary LGBT storyline on ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ in order that looks as if a spot that may be a nice venue for all love tales,” Bass added.
Bass is the first-ever homosexual host of “The Bachelor,” serving as a visitor host for 3 episodes, along with his momentary place ending after tonight’s episode. Tituss Burgess will probably be subsequent to fill the position as a visitor host later this season.
However this isn’t the primary request to make extra LGBTQIA-friendly relationship reveals. Earlier this month, “Love Island” was beneath fireplace for reportedly saying that non-straight casts would deliver “logistical difficulties.”
LGBTQIA inclusion isn’t the one social challenge Bachelor Nation has confronted.
In seasons prior, the present was beneath fireplace for under that includes predominantly white casts. The franchise made Matt James the primary Black bachelor, whereas concurrently casting Rachel Kirkconnell as a contestant on his season, who has a racist previous. Chris Harrison, who was a long-time host of the present, was additionally outed for making offensive remarks.
In an unique with the present’s producers, The Put up reported that Bachelor Nation’s franchise had ignored these points for some time.
Now that the producers are attempting to show issues round by casting various singles and selling inclusivity, maybe Bass’ request for an LGBTQIA season isn’t too far off.