Sean Lowe and his wife Catherine Giudice, who found love on the 17th season of The Bachelor, do not stand behind franchise producers’ decision to cast two women for the next The Bachelorette.

Sean & Catherine On ‘The Bachelorette’

Lowe penned a blog post Tuesday to discuss the announcement that both Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson had been named as potential stars of the new season of The Bachelorette, in which the one favored by the 25 eligible suitors will move on to officially assume the post. Though Lowe is generally supportive of The Bachelor/The Bachelorette franchise and host Chris Harrison, he couldn’t help but speak out against the move. Giudice shares his opinion of the ratings ploy.

No one likes the idea. Catherine thinks it’s disgusting,” Lowe wrote.

“As we were sitting on the couch watching this trainwreck of an announcement, she made a good point. One of these poor girls is going to suffer the same rejection she suffered the first go around. And – get this – on the first episode,” he continued. “The producers will give the guys the chance to choose which woman they’d like to have as The Bachelorette. The other woman will be sent home on the first night. The first night only allows for very brief conversations, and it’s really hard to get to know anyone in that amount of time. Basically, the guys will be left to choose based on looks for the most part.”

Lowe went on to note that the announcement came just one day after the United Nation’s National Women’s Day. He also acknowledged that parts of the show have always been suspect in its treatment of women, and that The Bachelor is, after all, a realty TV show.

The former Bachelor star then listed his three reasons for why two women on The Bachelorette is a bad idea: it’s degrading for the women, it’s merely a ratings plot and there’s no way producers can pick 25 men that are well suited to both Kaitlyn and Britt, lessening the chance of a successful relationship.

“I’ve always said the people who put on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette believe in true love and have given the show and its producers a lot of credit,” Lowe wrote. “They’re able to produce crazy dramatic episodes all while genuinely hoping the bachelor/ette finds love. This latest development just doesn’t support that ‘finding true love part.'”

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