The Bachelorette: Not Fooled by Luke P.'s Phony Charm? You're Not Alone
Have you ever witnessed something so utterly cringe-worthy, you can't help but continue watching it unfold with your fingers half-covering your eyes? Welp, that's truly the only way to sum up how I feel every time Luke Parker appears onscreen during The Bachelorette. The 24-year-old Georgia native may have initially won over a handful of Bachelor Nation fans with his toothy smile and bulging biceps, but that favour was quickly exchanged for revulsion when he began showing his true colours.
During the premiere episode of Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette, Luke started off with a bang, climbing atop the limo and roaring like a lion as a nod to Hannah's "beast" alter ego. He went on to have a rather ungenuine conversation with Hannah and won her first impression rose, despite the fact that he didn't offer up his coat when she was clearly cold — and that was just one of many red flags to come. Luke "I Catch Feelings Quicker Than the Speed of Light" Parker took things to the next phony level during the second episode when he used the group date's "Mr. Right" pageant as an opportunity to show off his talent: fabricating affection. He confessed onstage that he was "genuinely starting to fall in love" with Hannah (yes, after all of 47 seconds spent with her), which somehow earned him the competition crown.
Hannah may be clearly smitten by Luke P., but Bachelor Nation, on the other hand, is not here for him and his manipulative, will-say-anything-to-get-what-he-wants ways. Keep reading to enjoy all the spot-on observations fans have tweeted about Luke's premature declaration of love and otherwise cringe-inducing manner, and you'll definitely feel tempted to smash that "retweet" button on just about every single one.