ABC premiered its new dating show, The Proposal, on Monday to all-around negative feedback.
“This is not a game. Tonight, 10 lovely ladies will vie for a chance at love, and before the night is over, two people who have yet to meet will trust fate and leave here possibly engaged to be married,” said host Jesse Palmer. Meeting someone and becoming engaged in less than an hour? Sounds super-meaningful and not shallow at all.
Most people hated the show, with some pointing out how sexist and creepy it was when Palmer told the audience, “In a moment, they’ll get the chance to let Mike know who they really are. And because physical compatibility is a large part of falling in love, they’ll be doing it in their finest beachwear.” Viewers tweeted:
— Dani Jacosalem (@d_jacosalem) June 19, 2018
So. #MissAmerica got rid of the bikini, then we get a show featuring women parading around onstage, in bathing suits, to get a man *standing in a shadow* to propose to them. If that ain’t some “one step forward, two steps back” ish…#TheProposal
— Hannah🦄 (@hannahraney) June 19, 2018
— lauren (@ElmayNation) June 19, 2018
One person also made fun of Mike’s proposal speech to Monica, the woman he chose, tweeting:
“From the first time you stepped out on the stage…”
Oh, you mean 59 minutes ago when you were staring at her through your creepy pod blinds? #TheProposal
— Madison Roberts (@madisonlaner) June 19, 2018
Some thought the show was so bad that they couldn’t stop watching it.
Me: #TheProposal is literally the most absurd show I’ve ever seen…
Also me: pic.twitter.com/AMwD4LcR3z
— Brittany Alomar ✨ (@brittanyalomar) June 19, 2018
Me: This is ridiculous, I can’t support a show like this in 2018
— Cari (@notcawri) June 19, 2018
While others thought it should just straight up go away.
Is it possible to cancel a show in the middle of an episode? #TheProposal
— nicole (@syndergaawd_) June 19, 2018
— El Pistolero (@kevinward37) June 19, 2018
— Michael (@Mfs2K2) June 19, 2018
As cringeworthy as the show was, it had a happy ending when Monica said yes to Mike’s proposal and the two awkwardly shared their first kiss. In front of everyone. With fake fireworks.
Check out Kanye West being all smiles while playing ‘Celebrity Family Feud’:
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