Why Luke P. from The Bachelorette Needs to Go

Why Luke P. from The Bachelorette Needs to Go

Caution: Spoilers from episodes 1-3 ahead!

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If you watch the Bachelorette you already know some of the drama that has gone down already, and the season is only three episodes in (although by the time this is published I'm sure there will be plenty more drama). I personally wasn't that thrilled about Hannah Brown being the next Bachelorette, but she has really grown on me a lot throughout the season. She is not afraid to say what she feels and be a little weird, which I think is super important.

So far, the majority of the men that remain on the show seem like pretty decent guys. However, I have a lot of issues with one of the contestants in particular, as I am sure much of Bachelor Nation does: Luke P. Luke made a great first impression on Hannah, and she clearly liked him from the beginning. I have no issues with this, people have instant connections with each other all the time - this is nothing crazy. What I do have a problem with, however, is the sheer amount of red flags that Luke P started exhibiting almost immediately.

On the very first group date, the men were supposed to put on a fashion/talent show for Hannah and a panel of drag queens. The talent portion was meant to be funny, and a way for the men to showcase certain talents they may possess (a.k.a Jed with his adorable song and guitar). When it was Luke P's turn, he stood up and the microphone and immediately began to say that he was "falling in love" with Hannah … on the first date. First of all, that is not a talent. Second, that is a huge red flag. He hardly knows her and it is super weird for him to say that after spending maybe a few hours total with the girl that he's already falling in love with her. That is manipulative to say something so loaded to someone that you barely know in order to get them to think you have a stronger connection or to get your 15 minutes of fame on a television show or whatever.

On the next episode, Luke P was invited to another group date, where the men had to pose with different animals for a photoshoot. When Luke saw Hannah kissing one of the other contestants for a photo, he got upset and tried to butt in and one-up that photo, by having Hannah stand on his back while he did a push-up. Yikes, not a good look, Luke P. He then wanted to talk to Hannah more, but she had to go to her dressing room, and he said "Well I can walk you to the dressing room." She seemed uncomfortable with this, and even remarked in her individual interview that he was beginning to turn her off with his clinginess and his need to showboat their relationship to the other guys. This jealous behavior is red flag number two. It is completely out of place to act so possessive over a person. At one point during Connors one-on-one date, Luke P told the other guys in the house that "If she told me to leave, I'd say 'nah, it's alright, I'll just cuddle in bed with you. We don't even have to talk.'" Statements like this may seem endearing on the surface, but when you really get down to it, it is creepy, possessive behavior. It is someone addressing the fact that they don't listen to consent.

On the second half of the group date, Hannah immediately pulled Luke P and addressed him about his behavior, telling him that he needs to cool it because it's bothering her. He seemed confused, and then went back to tell the other guys that he didn't understand what she was upset with him about, and that if she doesn't talk to him again for the night he is going to leave the show. He also stated that he wasn't in love with her, which negates what he had said the week prior. Extremist behavior like that is another red flag. When Pilot Peter was waiting for a chance to speak with Hannah, Luke P got aggressive and was saying that he hadn't even spoken to her yet, and tried to stop Peter from getting time with Hannah. Again, super possessive.

Luke: you knew what the process was when you signed up for the show. You knew she would be dating 20 other men at the same time as you. It is extremely creepy and problematic to be acting so possessive and jealous over someone. While I know that the show is already done filming, Hannah has made her decisions, and I can't do anything about it, I would just like to put it out there that the big issue I think is that these behaviors often become so normalized. People are either unwilling or unable to see the red flags in their own personal relationships, which is so dangerous. If you, or someone you know is in a relationship with someone that exhibits red flags like this, know that there is help and there are people you can talk to about it. Stay safe, and pay attention to things like this.

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18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.
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Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
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Junior Year Was A Learning Experience About Who I Am In Order To Be The Best Version Of Myself

This year was a changing experience.

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I walked inside with a sure enthusiasm that this year would be better than last. I told myself that I wasn't gonna man the same mistakes and fall into the same traps that can left my grades in the dust for so many years. I said that this was the first year I was going to be stress free and without any problems. I also said this would be the year I would get in shape and stop eating cookies but the day that I'm writing it is national chocolate chip cookie day and I'm enjoying a nice and warm one.

This year is puts so much stress on friendships and the way that people interact with one another. Everyone is so on edge due to a lack of sleep and understanding that we all can tend to lash out at each other even though we wouldn't if we weren't in that state of consistent tiredness and sadness. Running on 4-5 hours of sleep really makes it difficult to understand any conflict that may occur. For example, on the day of the hardest Chemistry test of the year, I saw two of my friends lash out at each other in a moment of pure emotion. But almost as fast as the argument began, it was over and they had overcome the conflict between them. It really is a testament to your connection with the other person if you can make it through the whole year without running into any problems. In terms of personal experiences, each day was a challenge due to the little brain function I had, but I managed to not give into my issues. I was able to work around them and keep myself going.

Junior year was an experience that I'm going to keep with me forever because of the good and the bad. First off, I would like to thank my parents for never giving me that resolved look of contempt or happiness. This only motivated me or to work harder and I would like to say that I think I made you guys proud with how hard I worked this year. The next people I would like to thank are my friends, you guys are the actual goats. I know that many of you guys don't know how much I appreciate you and I would like to say that I really take it to heart when you guys help me with a certain problem, whether its academic, social, or none of the above.

As for the plot that most people were waiting now, the grades of the haunted Junior Year. I consider myself to be a very average student and I thought that my grades were going to be once again average by junior year standards. I though that they were going to fall so low that I would not be asian failing anymore. Surprisingly, this was the first year out of all my years in high school that my hard work paid off with consistent grades. That does not mean good but that does not mean bad. As a junior at Northview, I was amongst the 200 that took 4 AP classes and etc etc. Grades do not have to define you and getting a single bad grade will not kill you is the lesson I learned this year. That was the single most important idea that I could have taken from this year because it gave me a new perspective on my education. It was time I lived a little.

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