We Get It, Colton Underwood Is A Virgin, Stop Talking About It

We Get It, Colton Underwood Is A Virgin, Stop Talking About It

How would you feel if you were constantly being asked about something so personal?

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"The Bachelor" is back, and it was definitely a bit of a shock when it was announced that Colton would be the leading man. To be honest, I was rooting for Jason, mainly because the man doesn't have one flaw, but I figured I'd give Colton a chance.

As the months led up to the premiere, and Colton started appearing on various talk shows, one thing about him was constantly coming up: his virginity.

Now, if you're a true "Bachelor" fan, you know that this isn't exactly new news. After appearing on Becca's season last year, it was revealed that Colton had never had sex before. It wasn't really a big deal, but Becca took a little while to get over it because it came as a bit of a shock.

TBH, I think she was just disappointed because she wanted to bring him to the Fantasy Suite.

Anyway, since Colton has been announced as Bachelor number 23, the talk about his virginity has gone wild. Almost every time he's in an interview, a question comes up about why he's still a virgin and why he chose to make that decision.

It isn't even just interviewers doing this; ABC is seriously milking it. He is officially nicknamed as the "Virgin Bachelor", and Chris Harrison sure doesn't stop talking about it on the air. All within the first episode, at least three of the women brought up virginity jokes when they first met Colton, and another's first conversation with him was asking why he's still waiting to have sex.

Like, damn, people, that's crossing the line a bit.

I understand why everyone won't stop talking about it. Colton is an extremely good-looking man, he's 26, he went to the NFL, and he is STILL a virgin. It's out of the ordinary, but Colton grew up in a religious family and learned that his virginity is something important.

There's nothing wrong with that, so stop diminishing him for it.

In this day and age, hookup culture is prevalent. If someone stays a virgin, people think that it's weird and there is so much stigma around it. Colton shared a very personal piece of himself, and people have blown it out of proportion.

Who cares if the man is a virgin? For Pete's sake, all we care about is who is getting the roses! The drama! The two-on-one dates! WHY does someone's virginity have to be what everyone talks about?

Colton has discussed that he isn't ashamed of his virginity, and it isn't something that takes up a big part of his life. It's important to him, so in my opinion, people should stop talking about it. We get it! He hasn't had sex! But it's no big deal, and ABC, the women on the show, and anyone else out there should stop making such a mockery of it.

How would you feel if you were constantly being asked about something so personal?

I swear, if one more "Colton is a virgin" joke comes out of my TV, I'm going to throw something at it. Leave the man alone and stop prodding him to expose more of his personal life. He's only human, and the decisions he makes about his life are for himself to judge, not you.

So, here's to another great season of "The Bachelor." One that's hopefully full of love, laughter, and no more virgin jokes.

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The 20 Best Episodes Of Spongebob Squarepants

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After nearly 20 years on the air, Spongebob Squarepants has become the staple of many childhoods for kids of all ages. Some of the most memorable episodes of this show have made a lasting impact on pop culture and it's own legacy as one of the most popular cartoons of all-time. Here are just 20 of the best Spongebob Squarepants episodes ever released.



20. Survival of the Idiots (Season 3)

Spongebob and Patrick find themselves locked inside Sandy's dome for the winter, leaving them to fend for themselves and find some form of entertainment.



19. Idiot Box (Season 3)

Spongebob buys a television solely for it's box, leaving Squidward to struggle with comprehending the simplicity of living off of imagination for entertainment.



18. Something Smells (Season 2)

Spongebob makes a Sunday Sundae that trashes his breath (and his reputation) across Bikini Bottom.



17. Squilliam Returns (Season 3)

Squidward takes over the Krusty Krab for the night in an attempt to impress high school rival Squilliam Fancyson and his elite group of friends.



16. No Free Rides (Season 2)

Desperate to get Spongebob out of the classroom, Mrs. Puff does whatever it takes to get the sponge his license - even if he doesn't deserve it.



15. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III (Season 2)

Left to housesit for their favorite undersea superheroes, Spongebob and Patrick release one of Bikini Bottom's most notorious villains (Man Ray) in exchange for his promise to be good.



14. Shanghaied (Season 2)

After being taken captive on the Flying Dutchman's ship, Spongebob and Patrick help the phantom scare everyone under the seven seas (sort of.)



13. Frankendoodle (Season 2)

Things get out of hand when a "magic" pencil falls into Spongebob's hands and one of his doodles runs haywire.


12. Graveyard Shift (Season 2)

The night shift gets the better of Spongebob and Squidward when a rogue ghost story haunts their every move throughout the evening.



11. Sailor Mouth (Season 2)

Spongebob and Patrick struggle to clean up their act after learning a dirty word they somehow cannot seem to stop saying, and Mr. Krabs won't have it.


10. The Camping Episode (Season 3)

Squidward tries to prove he's a true outdoorsmen (to no avail) after feeling challenged by Spongebob and Patrick's camp-out just feet from his home.



9. Mid-Life Crustacean (Season 3)

Mr. Krabs joins Spongebob and Patrick on a night of reckless fun in an attempt to get in touch with his inner youth and impress his daughter, Pearl.


8. Krusty Krab Training Video (Season 3)

The inner workings of the Krusty Krab are revealed in this episode dedicated to breaking down all of the hoopla surrounding the restaurant's success and "training" all prospective employees.



7. SB-129 (Season 1)

Squidward journeys through the space-time continuum after finding himself locked in the Krusty Krab freezer for thousands of years, bringing us one of today's most popular memes.


6. Club Spongebob (Season 3)

After launching Spongebob's treehouse into the middle of nowhere, Squidward desperately seeks an escape route while Spongebob and Patrick obey the orders of their master, the Magic Conch Shell.


5. Pizza Delivery (Season 1)

In one of Season 1's most iconic episodes, Spongebob and Squidward trek across the ocean to deliver the Krusty Krab's first ever pizza. Little do they realize they bit off more than they could chew.





4. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV (Season 3)

When Mermaid Man accidentally leaves his belt behind at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob goes on a mission to return it to him, as reluctant as he may be.


3. Rock Bottom (Season 1)

After finding himself stranded in the depths of Rock Bottom, Spongebob struggles to escape the town and it's dark clutches as buses repeatedly elude the sponge.



2. Chocolate with Nuts (Season 3)

In an attempt to live the "fancy life," Spongebob and Patrick travel door to door selling their chocolate in any way possible, encountering some colorful characters along the way.



1. Band Geeks (Season 2)

The Season 2 finale of this classic cartoon brings some of the heartiest laughs and the most memorable jokes in the entire series as Squidward struggles to get his ragtag marching band in shape for the Bubble Bowl.

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If You're Rooting For Joe From Netflix's 'You,' Stop

If you like this guy, you're missing the entire point of the show.

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I recently finished a Netflix show called "You." And while the show was horrifying, it was also incredibly well made and carried a strong message about how you never know if someone might be manipulating or stalking you.

The show follows the story of Joe Goldberg, a guy who stalks his girlfriend Beck and manipulates her by killing everyone he thinks is standing in her way.

However, the story is told from Joe's perspective, so you get to see a humanized version of him. He helps his neighbor's son Paco deal with his mother getting abused.

The show is so good at making you sympathize with him that sometimes you forget the horrible things he has done.

But in the last episode of season one, it gets even darker and the viewer has to confront the reality of who Joe is.

Once I finished the season, I went to social media like Tumblr and Twitter to read others' opinions on the show. Though lots of people had some interesting things to say, there were also way too many people who were sympathizing with Joe and victim-blaming Beck.

Even more disturbingly, some were even writing about how sexy Joe was and how he was a good boyfriend to her.

And it's true that on a surface level (without knowing about any of the messed up things he was doing), Joe was a pretty good boyfriend.

There was a good side to him. The side that helped Beck and Paco through their personal problems.

That's what this show does so well. Joe is a three-dimensional character. Even though you know how horrible he is, you can't help but feel for him sometimes.

However, there's a huge difference between sympathizing with someone and excusing their actions.

You sympathize with Joe because you know his backstory. You know that he doesn't think he's doing anything wrong. In fact, he thinks he's improving Beck's life.

But no matter how you frame it, Joe is a stalker and a murderer and deserves to be locked up somewhere. There shouldn't be a question about that.

The only reason that people actually like Joe is that he is played by an attractive actor. If Joe were some old man with a neckbeard stalking this beautiful young woman, there would be absolutely no one on his side.

But Joe is a young, fairly handsome man. This has blinded some people into taking the exact opposite message from this show.

And the truth of the matter is that stalkers can be attractive. The whole message of the show is that it can be anyone. A pretty face and a sad backstory should never be used to justify sociopathic behavior.

So it's okay to acknowledge the non-evil parts of him, but if you are rooting for Joe Goldberg, please do yourself and everyone a favor and stop.

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