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At This Point, Karl From 'The Bachelorette' Deserves Redemption

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At This Point, Karl From 'The Bachelorette' Deserves Redemption

“Here for the right reasons” is a Bachelor Nation phrase that's lasted longer than Chris Harrison's career on the franchise (which is really saying something) but it's time to cut the crap. Not one single person, including the lead, goes on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette to only find love. There’s eharmony for that. But thankfully, this season, we did get something a little unusual (read: honest) when one contestant in particular broke the unspoken code of conduct and expressed his desire to become the next Bachelor. Shocking.

All the contestants think about how they can become famous from being on the show, but you should never say anything about that out loud. That was a rookie mistake, Thomas. You should've known better. But, to be honest, we thank him for just verbalizing what everyone was thinking, even if it did get him ceremoniously punted off the show. Can't say Katie wasn't warned about him.

And this is where Karl comes in. Our long-winded, early season villain single-handedly made Katie realize that some of the men desperate for Instagram fame might not actually want to get engaged in six weeks' time. Although I did find it ironic that our rambling motivational speaker basically blew up the house in six words or less, his succinct expression of concern turned against him, even if it turned out to be 100% true. Karl got sent home before the world could figure out that Thomas was in fact, not that interested in Katie. And Karl, gone too soon, left a villain and not a hero. And was that fair? No.

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