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After the Bachelor finale and the After the Rose Special Monday night, shocking news broke of a major Bachelorette change-up. This year, there will be two bachelorettes, with men basically choosing which bachelorette they prefer to advance - and people aren't happy.
Both Britt Nilsson, a waitress from California, and Kaitlyn Bristowe, a dance instructor from Vancouver, will star in the Bachelorette’s 11th season, with 25 men choosing who we will be seeing for the rest of the season during the premiere.
The show revamp occurred as a result of the low ratings during Andi Dorfman’s season, the lowest in the show’s history.
"We actually decided not to decide: For the first time in Bachelorette history, we're gonna have two Bachelorettes," Bachelor host Chris Harrison said. "The 25 men on night one are going to have the ultimate say about who they think would make the best wife."
But some women – former Bachelorettes in particular – have sounded off their disapproval on the move, saying it is sexist.
Not going to lie.. I'm a bit confused by 2 bachelorettes. Put girls against each other!? Don't we already get enough of that. #TeamKaitlyn— Desiree Siegfried (@DesHartsock) March 10, 2015
The more I think about it, I can't help but be upset about ABC choosing 2 #Bachelorettes. It's going to be so hurtful to both the girls.— Ali Fedotowsky (@AliFedotowsky) March 10, 2015
THANK YOU KAITLYN! Not ideal #TheBachelorFinale— Catherine Lowe (@clmgiudici) March 10, 2015
Excuse me while I shake my head all night.— Catherine Lowe (@clmgiudici) March 10, 2015
A few fans also shared that they are not happy with the decision on social media.
Isn't it ironic how they are letting the men lead when it's The Bachelorette? 2 Woman begin but end up with 1 after night 1. #Bachelorette— kimberlykabin (@kimberlykabin) March 10, 2015
Even on #TheBachelorette, men get to make all of the decisions.— MFAM (@mfambloggette) March 10, 2015
What do you think about the change-up? Will you be tuning in to watch the Bachelorette?