BACHELOR fans have called out producers for censoring a country’s flag during the season premiere.
On Monday night, fans got to see Joey Graziadei‘s start to his season by meeting his contestants.
While getting out of the limo, she was spotted with a flower in her hair and waving the flag she eventually gave to Joey.
He stuck the flag into his pocket.
“The producers spent their entire budget on one Billie Eilish song so they couldn’t show the Canadian flag,” one said, referring to the singer’s hit song When The Party’s Over playing at the beginning of the show.
“Soooo…am I the only one who didn’t know that the Canadian flag is so offensive that it has to be blurred on American television,” another asked.
“So many Canadian ladies on this show and they can’t even show the flag? I am confusion,” stated a third.
“Damn does abc have beef with Canada??” a fourth revealed.
Turns out, the Canada flag is trademarked.
After graduating from West Chester University in media studies and communications, he worked in corporate sales.
Eventually, he turned his professional interests towards his tennis career and moved to Hawaii.
Joey describes himself as “an avid star gazer” and a “die-hard fan” of the Green Bay Packers.
“My parents split when I was pretty young. I wouldn’t say it was easy but my family is just an extremely loving family,” he said during the 20th season’s first episode.
“And both my parents were amazing co-parents, so the fact that that didn’t work out doesn’t take away from romance for me.”
JOEY ON THE BACHELORETTE
On August 21, 2023, the finale of The Bachelorette ended with Charity and Dotun together.
By the end of the same episode, the franchise announced Joey as the next Bachelor.
Ahead of The Bachelor’s 28th season, Joey told the Jackson Progress-Argus: “I did put a lot of time into [the decision].
“So when that question came, it was easy for me to say yes.
“I know it’s something that I would regret if I said no to it and it’d be amazing to be in a position where I can actually find my person.
“I never expected anything, but I was ready for it if it came my way.”
He added: “There’s a lot to be said about the people they bring on the show.
“I think that’s a big part of it. They find really great people from different walks of life that just, I don’t know…it seems to work.
“The format is great TV. You’re putting people in tough situations.
“It’s challenging, but it’s just one of those things that I feel like it is held up because the people have been great, and the format has consistently held up through its time.”