We don’t know if ABC was trying for something new with the Bachelorette 2014 “Men Tell All” special, making it one of the most awkward things we’ve ever seen on television on purpose, but if that was their goal, they kind of succeeded.
From the Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum ultrasound, in which the couple pretended they didn’t already know they were having a boy, to the confrontation between Chris Soules and JJ O’Brien, the episode was one big cringefest. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget that terrible moment when Andrew Poole, while trying to defend himself as not racist, mixed up the names of the only two African American cast members. Just. Wow.
Twitter tended to agree the special pushed the boundaries of awkwardness. While there were a few moments people found cute or endearing — the bloopers were universally lauded as hilarious — most comments from Bachelor Nation read along the lines of WTF are we watching guys?
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tweets from the episode and gathered them here for your reading pleasure.