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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

    They later came to a private agreement and Cassie dropped the charges.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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