Funniest Tweets About the First Black ‘Bachelor’ Matt James
It took for-ev-er, but reality TV fans finally have a black Bachelor. Last week, ABC announced that 28-year-old entrepreneur, real estate broker, and do-gooder Matt James would star in the 25th season of the popular dating series.
Lest you think TV execs cast the first black Bachelor out of the goodness of their woke hearts, however, it actually took the uprising over the death of George Floyd and more than 85,000 signatures on a petition to make the casting choice happen. And while this is a groundbreaking step for the show, fans had mixed feelings about the announcement of James as the leading man. Audiences were first introduced to the former pro football player and Tik Tok user as a prospective suitor for Clare Crawley on The Bachelorette but many were hoping that Mike Johnson, another Bachelorette alum, would be cast on The Bachelor instead.
Of course, viewers took to Twitter to express their excitement (or displeasure) about seeing James on the small screen. Love him or hate him, at least you can get a few laughs out of the internet’s reaction to James until his season debuts in 2021.
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— Bachelor Bob (@BachelorBob_) June 13, 2020
— Jamie Blynn (@jamieblynn) June 12, 2020
— The Bachelor Diaries (@thebachdiaries) June 12, 2020
Now that that #thebachelor is finally Black, I wonder if they will have 3 white women to replace the 3 black women they have to choose from every season?
— TAMAR “THUG” BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) June 12, 2020
— wash yo hands and stay home (@starsandgoggles) June 12, 2020
— Kellie (@kellie__mariee) June 12, 2020
So instead of dates with all country singers maybe we can get some Drake or the Weekend. #TheBachelor
— Clay Harbor (@clayharbs82) June 12, 2020
— Melly Gee (@Bachitcrazee) June 12, 2020
— Cassie Johnson (@cassiejohnson17) June 12, 2020
The Black Bachelor is gonna choose a white woman and racism will be solved.
— Kimberly Nicole Foster (@KimberlyNFoster) June 12, 2020
there’s a 90% chance matt james picks a yt woman just so we are all on the same page
— michelle (@meeshelles) June 12, 2020
Matt James is hotter than every single previous Bachelor combined
— Stream Ungodly Hour For Better Orgasms (@biguyreviews) June 13, 2020
What we are wanted vs what we got
— She is Beautiful (@ASelfishHun) June 12, 2020
I’m so glad there is FINALLY a Black male lead on The Bachelor.
I just want to know if Mike Johnson was busy or…
— Elizabeth Di Filippo (@mselizabethr) June 12, 2020
lmao reddit did some digging on matt james and discovered that ABC’s first black bachelor is a registered republican
— amy b (@arb) June 15, 2020
ABC said “and I OOP—“
— Katie Morton (@hellokatiemo) June 12, 2020