Chuck Lorre accidentally offended the producers of The Bachelor earlier this week while criticizing conservative views on marriage and now he's apologizing for it.
In an uncensored vanity card, the man behind CBS' highest rated sitcoms asked readers why "we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like the ABC reality hit.
He took advantage of his 398th message to viewers to clarify that he wasn't attacking the show. Instead, he was simply making the point that women competing for a man's hand in marriage is "more threatening to the sanctity of marriage than gay people tying the knot."
However, after "careful consideration," he realized that he "couldn't have been more wrong" and proceeded to write:
"My mistake was that I was looking at the show through the tired old eyes of 60's feminism. But we are clearly in a post-feminist era. The patriarchal sexism that treated women as chattel and dictated how much they could earn or how much control they could have over their own bodies is a thing of the past, a curious relic of a dark, unenlightened time. Likewise, the idea that a woman without a man was somehow incomplete has long ago been consigned to the overflowing dustbin of humankind's misbegotten thinking. Women are now free to do anything they want, and that includes going on a reality show and using all their female wiles to snag Mr. Right.
I really don't know what else to say except, "I'm sorry and, um… you go, girl!"
Sarcasm or sincerity? U tell us!
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