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Chuck Lorre Apologizes For Calling The Bachelor 'Idiotic'

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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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15 comments to “Chuck Lorre Apologizes For Calling The Bachelor 'Idiotic'”

  1. 1

    the show is totally fake! fuck it!

  2. 2

    Definitely sarcasm. And I love him for it. Shows like The Bachelor are definitely more damaging to marriage than two guys who actually love each other getting married.

  3. 3

    You go, Chuck Lorre! I love that, um, "apology."

  4. 4

    Very sarcastic. Love it. Yes, in this post-feminist era, women are quite free to debase themselves for men. I think it is time for a neo-feminist era.

  5. beach says – reply to this


    I hope it was sarcasm. That show sends women back 50 years, and I don't get these stupid women that go on it and embarrass other women. They ought to be ashamed of "F"ing up everything we have fought so hard to obtain. It disgusts me.

  6. @v@ says – reply to this


    Ahhh, he's olde fashioned. I like that.

  7. JOY says – reply to this


    NOW THAT'S A JEW !!!!

  8. JOY says – reply to this


    NOW THAT'S A JEW !!!!

  9. 9

    Big Bang Theory rocks! Except the last two seasons! Focus on BBT, Chuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring back the good old funnny hilari-ism that was the old Big Bang!

  10. @v@ says – reply to this


    Imo, there's not a lot of dignity (and too much desperation) on The Bachelor when the girls chase and compete like piranhas for something that rarely turns out well unless it happens organically. Even organic relationships can tank. Maybe it's just as much the piranha factor guised as happily ever after that tunes their audience in. Ratings.

  11. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: @v@ – Not sure what an organic relationship is.
    Watched the show a few times it's first two seasons, stupid premise to think that people would fall in love and get engaged after what - 12 weeks or so?

  12. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: @v@ – Not sure what an organic relationship is.
    Watched the show a few times its first two seasons, stupid premise to think that people would fall in love and get engaged after what - 12 weeks or so?

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: teeter totter – A romantic relationship that unfolds naturally from being acquaintances or friends but feelings creep up on you as you get to know them and like them more daily for who they are. These bachelor things are too fast and forced. They really know nothing about each other character wise apart from a couple of chats and looks. Yet they all want to 'win.' How is it a win if you find out later that you don't care for who they turn out to be when the camera's off? Agree on the 12 weeks thing.

  14. Sylvan Lake says – reply to this


    Have to agree with Chuck - the show is stupid and certainly doesn't promote a healthy happy state of marriage - but at present we have too many reality shows IMO -

  15. JoeR says – reply to this


    Why should he apologize?