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    Colton Underwood — Who Just Came Out As Gay — Is Getting Another Reality Show


    This morning, former Bachelor lead Colton Underwood came out as gay on Good Morning America.

    JUST IN: Former “Bachelor” star @Colton Underwood speaks his truth and comes out to @robinroberts: “I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it… I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.”

    Twitter: @GMA

    The response has been largely positive — but many are bringing up the fact that his ex, Cassie Randolph (from Colton's season of The Bachelor), issued a restraining order against him due to his alleged stalking and harassment.

    Colton and Cassie posing on the red carpet at the 53rd CMA Awards
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    They later came to a private agreement and Cassie dropped the charges.

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    Colton did address his behavior toward Cassie in the GMA interview, apologizing for "any pain and emotional stress I caused," saying he wishes he'd been "courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else." But he didn't seem to address the specific allegations.

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    Many were understandably frustrated that so little of the interview and response has focused on these allegations.

    This is all I have to say on this whole Colton thing! Shoutout to this Reddit user for summarizing my thoughts on this! #TheBachelor #bachelornation

    Others say that we can hold Colton accountable while still being happy for him and holding empathy for both Colton and Cassie.

    this is exactly how I feel re: Colton. Two truths can be held simultaneously. Context matters.

    Twitter: @emmaladyrose

    People were also frustrated at those suggesting Colton be the first gay lead of a new season of The Bachelor, suggesting he's hardly a representative of the community.

    why are people already asking for colton to be our first gay bachelor?!! the lgbtq community deserves someone better!!! #TheBachelor #bachelornation

    Twitter: @realitybysteph

    Well, it looks like Colton isn't doing another season of The Bachelor anytime soon — however, according to Variety, he is getting his own reality show at Netflix.

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    The show will feature Colton navigating life as a newly out gay man, led by Olympian Gus Kenworthy as a sort of "gay guide."

    Gus Kenworthy
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    Some people were NOT happy, suggesting Colton doesn't deserve the platform.

    @PopCrave @Variety Just gonna leave this here

    Twitter: @davidxanthonyx

    Others were a little bummed to see that the show would be led by two cis white men rather than having more diversity.

    @PopCrave @Variety can we have non-cis white people representing the lgbtq community

    And lots of people remarked that Gus and Colton basically look the same.

    Twitter: @xlook2theskyx

    Well, I guess we'll have to hold out judgment until we see the show. In the meantime, Colton, Billy Eichner is happy for you!

    I’m happy for @colton. If you’re gay, be gay! I’ve been gay forever & I love it!

    Twitter: @billyeichner

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