Luke P.’s ‘Bachelorette’ Behavior Is The Embodiment Of Toxic Masculinity
On Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette, Luke P. left…then came back despite Hannah asking that he respect her decision to send him home. To him, convincing Hannah to let him stay was a romantic gesture that showed how much he cares about her. But as several viewers on Twitter pointed out, it’s actually a prime example of toxic masculinity.
Though we can’t know what Luke’s true intentions were, his behavior comes off as aggressive and manipulative. It’s like he thinks he’s in The Notebook, hanging from a ferris wheel until he gets a date, which in itself was not OK. Luke P. is playing every toxic male card in the deck as though he’s reading them from a script. And he is not fooling anyone, except, at least in some ways, Hannah.
After Hannah asked Luke P. to leave, she should not have seen him again in the house. She has many other more even-tempered suitors she could be focusing her attention on instead of nursing Luke P.’s drama and ego, and fans are ready to see him get the heck out of there. As the events of the night unfolded, Twitter became more agitated by the minute:
Hannah isn’t unaware of Luke’s red flags, like viewers might be keen to think, even though she hasn’t decided any of them are deal-breakers yet. Luke’s return, and the fact that he talked about some of the other guys to Hannah, also leads to a whole new confrontation between him and his fellow contestants. After listening to them all fight from the other side of the wall, Hannah storms in and clears the air.
"I’m a grown ass woman, and I can decide if I want to spend my time figuring all this out, or if I don’t," she said. "You’re not in my conversations with him, just like he’s not in the conversation with all of you. Not defending him in any way, because before any of you said anything to me about him, there were concerns."
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