The Bachelorette viewers react to ‘most awkward’ stand-off as contestant steals keys to another’s car

Season 21 of the popular ABC dating series has commenced

Inga Parkel
New York
Tuesday 09 July 2024 02:54 BST
Comments
Jenn Tran Is the Next Bachelorette After Daisy Kent Turns Down the Gig

Support truly
independent journalism

Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth.

Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts.

Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Editor

The Bachelorette viewers were left cringing by one of the “most awkward” standoffs between contestants Brian and Jeremy.

During the season 21 debut on Monday (July 8), Jenn Tran was introduced to the 25 contestants competing for her heart.

After all of the men’s individual limo entrances, Jenn got to mingle with them one-on-one. Jeremy, a 29-year-old real estate investor from New York, brought her to the driveway to test out his Corvette.

The two sat inside the car as they chatted, before Brian, 33-year-old aesthetics consultant from Boynton Beach, Florida, walked up to the car to interrupt them.

He told Jeremy that he brought the keys to the Corvette and was prepared to take Jenn for a ride in Jeremy’s car. Jenn and Jeremy were left speechless, unsure at first if Brian was being serious.

Once they realized that Brian wasn’t backing off, an embarrassing stand-off occurred until Jeremy threw up his hands and got out of his car, leaving Brian to take his seat.

Several fans were quick to call out Brian for his “immaturity,” with one tweeting: “For a grown ass 33-year-old man, Brian is f***ing immature as f***.”

Jeremy on season 21 of ‘The Bachelorette’
Jeremy on season 21 of ‘The Bachelorette’ (Disney)

“Brian shouldn’t have made it back in that house after that stunt he pulled,” a second declared.

“I can’t believe what I just watched with that whole car thing. That was an all time night one awkward moment. There’s no way Jenn liked that. No one on the planet would like that,” a third wrote, with a fourth calling Brian “a walking red flag.”

Brian on season 21 of ‘The Bachelorette’
Brian on season 21 of ‘The Bachelorette’ (Disney)

Another person added: “IDK if it’s recency bias but that was the most awkward/cringy ‘Can I steal you for a second?’ standoff in a while.”

Apple TV+ logo

Watch Apple TV+ free for 7 days

New subscribers only. ?8.99/mo. after free trial. Plan auto-renews until cancelled

Try for free
Apple TV+ logo

Watch Apple TV+ free for 7 days

New subscribers only. ?8.99/mo. after free trial. Plan auto-renews until cancelled

Try for free

Tran, 26, makes history as the first Asian-American to front the popular dating franchise. She was announced as the star in March following her elimination from Joey Graziadei’s season of The Bachelor.

The Bachelorette season 21 continues on Mondays at 8pm ET on ABC, with episodes available to stream on Hulu the next day.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in

news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news