While fans were delighted and entertained to finally meet the show’s contestants, they were left baffled by the end when Lindsay axed a stunning ex-marine over a man now known as the “Whaboom” guy.
In case you missed it, Whaboom guy’s real name is actually Lucas Yancey and “Whaboom” is simply his catchphrase, or, as he explained to TMZ, “It’s a verb, it’s a noun, it’s a lifestyle.”
On the debut of “The Bachelorette,” Yancey arrived with a megaphone to meet Lindsay for the very first time. Naturally, he wore a shirt with what appeared to be a cartoon image of himself saying the words, “Whaboom!” He then gave Lindsay a taste of his catchphrase. Take a look below.
At the end of the episode, Lindsay had to send eight guys home. When it came down to the final rose, viewers were shocked that the 32-year-old attorney would choose the “Whaboom” guy over Blake K., a hunky Asian-American contestant. Not only did the former U.S. marine win viewers over with his good looks, but also with his charm.
On social media, fans did not hold back when expressing their dislike for the “Whaboom” guy and their love for Blake K.
Bachelorette watchers: I have never felt such immediate, visceral disdain for another human being as I do for whaboom guy pic.twitter.com/ILMPckjcv7— KLIMT EASTWOOD 🌹 (@Danny_Parisi_) May 23, 2017
Many even blamed the producers of the show for Lindsay’s poor decision.
She chose Whaboom and Tickle Monster over hot ER doc Grant and marine vet Blake K. Damn you, producers. #TheBachelorette— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) May 23, 2017
And some noted that it was interesting for Lindsay to get rid of the only Asian contestants on the show on the first night.
#TheBachelorette Seriously Asian guys are underrated AF.— Renee Heiter (@courge37) May 23, 2017
Fine, more for me. Call me Blake.
Clearly Blake K. was the fan favourite of the men who were sent home. In fact, a poll on ABC shows that 37 per cent of viewers would have kept the ex-marine over one of the other chosen men.
While viewers are still baffled (and crying) over Lindsay’s decision, NextShark reports that the 29-year-old may have actually chosen to leave the show himself.
Two months ago, around the same time the show was being filmed, Blake K. shared an Instagram photo of himself visiting his 90-year-old grandfather, who was in the ICU. “Happy I’m with my family,” he wrote in the caption.
Although we're saddened Blake K. is no longer on the show, we respect that family comes first!
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