A video of Billy Eichner from 2019 has resurfaced, through which he instructed that Colton Underwood might be ‘the first gay Bachelor’.
Billy Eichner seemingly predicted that season 23 star of The Bachelor, Colton Underwood was “the first gay Bachelor.” A 2019 clip from the hit ABC present has resurfaced, through which the comic appeared as a visitor, taking part in a “camp counselor.” He stated to Colton, “I’m gay, I know that’s a shock, Colton. That I think you should look into. Maybe you’re the first gay Bachelor and we don’t even know.” Billy, who was poking enjoyable on the former actuality star for being a virgin, added, “Put that in your promo.”
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Colton, who was the lead on the twenty third season of The Bachelor, got here out as homosexual on the April 14 episode of Good Morning America. “I’m gay,” he started. “I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this is sort of letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure.” The former athlete cited the turmoil of the previous 12 months when explaining why he determined to come back out publicly.
“I would’ve rather died than say I’m gay [before],” he stated throughout the interview, revealing that he thought of “harming himself” at one level. “There was a moment in LA when I woke up and I didn’t think I was going to wake up,” Colton admitted. “I didn’t have the intentions of waking up and I did. I think for me, that was my wake up call. This is your life, take back control. Looking back even beyond that, [there were] suicidal thoughts. If I was driving my car close to a cliff and think, ‘If this goes off a cliff, it’s not a big deal’. I don’t feel that anymore.”
“I’ve known that I’ve been difference since the age of six and I couldn’t process it and put my finger on what it was until high school, my freshman year,” Colton continued. “By that time, I’d already grown up in the Catholic church and gone to Catholic grade school. I learned in the Bible that being gay was a sin. I would make mistakes in my sports and athletic career, and ‘gay’ was always affiliated with a connotation of negativity. I think there’s a lot of things when I look back, I’m like, no wonder I’ve held it in.”
Producers of The Bachelor stated in an announcement to HollywoodLife that they totally supported Colton. “We are so inspired by Colton Underwood’s courage to embrace and pursue his authentic self. As firm believers in the power of love, we celebrate Colton’s journey in the LGBTQIA+ community every step of the way.”