Chris Harrison: Gay or Fat Bachelors Aren’t Good For Business
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Chris Harrison: Gay or Fat Bachelors Aren’t Good For Business

A burger is delicious — we’re not going to argue with that. But do people want to be compared to them? We’re not so sure, which is why Chris Harrison surprised us recently by comparing gay people to burgers. Uh… what?

In an interview with the New York Times, Chris was asked — in light of Juan Pablo Galavis’s recent comments about how a gay Bachelor would be “more pervert” than a straight one — whether he thinks there should be a gay Bachelor. And he immediately jumped into a food analogy. As people do when talking about touchy subjects.

“Look, if you’ve been making pizzas for 12 years, and you’ve made millions of dollars, and everybody loves your pizzas, and someone comes and says, ‘Hey, you should make hamburgers.’ Why?” Chris explained in business terms (we think?). “I have a great business model, and I don’t know if hamburgers are going to sell.” He then clarifies that this is just about the bottom line, adding “I am 100 percent for equality and gay marriage.”

Thanks a lot, Chris — we’re now famished. And did he really just say that straight people are pizza, and gay people are hamburgers? At any rate, we’re not sure we completely agree with his point, since we think that love is love, and we’re guessing viewers would enjoy watching anyone’s tribulations while finding that perfect someone. As long as a stack of roses is involved, we’re there.

Adding to the confusion of the conversation? He mentioned that if someone doesn't have a hot bod, they're out. Man, things have changed since the Bob Guiney days, eh? "(T)hat’s not attractive, and television is a very visual medium, and I know that sounds horrible to say, but I know that at 42, in the eyes of television, I’m old and unattractive. Sure, I can put a suit and tie on, but I have hair on my chest and I don’t have a 12-pack. I live a healthy life, but I don’t do eight hours in the gym, nor do I want to. And I don’t eat 50,000 egg whites," Chris explained.

Wanna know more of his thoughts on egg whites? Good, cuz he has a lot...

Do you agree that a gay Bachelor would be a risky move for the franchise?

Source: New York Times