THE Bachelorette fans were left outraged after watching new star Katie Thurston’s ad for the new season saying she “deserves better” that an “awkward” and “cheap” promo.
Despite it being the first series since the entire Rachael Kirkconnel/Chris Harrison scandal, Bachelor Nation fans were left underwhelmed by the effort put into the introduction of Katie’s arrival.
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The much anticipated new promo for the latest The Bachelorette season was shared on the official Instagram account earlier today.
It was captioned: “It *is* all about Katie 😍 #TheBachelorette @ventwithkatiee”
After viewing the short promo, fans were quick to voice their opinions in the comments section about what they thought of it.
One wrote: “They really said ‘sorry we spent our entire promo budget on having Hannah B run through the forest with a tiara on’.”
“This is so awkward to watch omg 😭,” cringed another.
While a third asked: “Wtf is this? A low budget Disney movie trailer?”
“She deserves better,” stated another.
While a fifth exclaimed: "This was so cringe to watch 😭😭😭"
The promo for Season 17 comes just days after the reality star, 31, revealed she's already in a "new healthy relationship."
Her 34 potential suitors, who range in ages 25 to 36, were revealed in March.
Katie is also seen in a new location, different from the Bachelor mansion in California where the show regularly films.
The season is being filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Fans took notice of Katie on Season 25 of The Bachelor when she showed up to meet Matt James for the first time while holding a vibrator.
Last season's controversy began when photos resurfaced of contestant Rachael Kirkconnell attending an "old south" party.
Rachael K. competed to win over Matt James on The Bachelor, while she eventually won the season.
Chris defended the contestant while being interviewed by Rachel Lindsay on Extra, stating: "We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion. Because I've seen some stuff online… again, this 'judge, jury, executioner' thing where people are just tearing this girl's life apart."
Following backlash, Chris stepped down from the show and publicly apologized to Rachel.
While talking to GMA's Michael Strahan, Chris said: "I am saddened and shocked at how insensitive I was in that interview with Rachel Lindsay. I can't believe I didn't speak against antebellum parties, what they stand for.
"I stand against all forms of racism, and I am deeply sorry to Rachel Lindsay and to the Black community."
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