The Bachelor Veterans Blast Arie, ABC for Cruel Finale Break-Up

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By now, you must have heard:

On the season finale of The Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr. got down on one knee and proposed to Becca Kurfin.

He then realized that he still had feelings for runner-up Lauren Burnham... so he invited Becca over to his house and shattered her heart into a million tiny pieces - in front of ABC cameras, no less!

And while Kurfin claims she's forgiven Arie for his actions, past mainstays from this beloved franchise can't believe Arie would do her like that on national television.

Scroll down for a look at the reactions of some very familiar names. Do you agree with their assessment?

1. Oh, Arie

Oh, Arie
The 22nd Bachelor in show history admits he made a huge "mistake" in the way he handled the Becca break-up, but that doesn't change the fact that it happened. He ended their engagement in front of millions of viewers!

2. She Can Relate

She Can Relate
Melissa Rycroft was watching the finale when it happened. If you recall, she was dumped on the After the Rose special by Jason Mesnick, who then asked out runner-up Molly Malaney.

3. And Speaking of Molly...

And Speaking of Molly...
Yup, she was watching as well. And she wasn't a fan of how this was handled.

4. And Then Speaking of Jason...

And Then Speaking of Jason...
Wait, what? Maybe he didn't want it filmed deep down inside, but he obviously agreed to it and, you know, did actually break up with Becca on camera.

5. They Also Did It for Ratings

They Also Did It for Ratings
But we agree. No way Becca isn't announced as The Bachelorette, right?!?

6. Spoken from Experience

Spoken from Experience
Lowe is the only Bachelor in history to actually marry the woman he proposed to on the show. This is a man who knows the love business.

7. This is a Great Point

This is a Great Point
Something is fishy here. Why were cameras still following Arie unless he alerted ABC to his break-up plans... or even plotted with producers all along to have things play out this way.

8. What a Creep!

What a Creep!
We feel for you, Becca. But this is absolutely true. You most definitely won in the long run. Everyone should really feel sorry for Lauren instead.


Seriously, what was the point of doing this to Becca? She signed up for the show itself, not to be humiliated AFTER it ended.

10. Preach, Everyone!

Preach, Everyone!
Ben Higgins agrees with all of these not-so-hot takes. And he has something funny to add...

11. HA!

Maybe you, some people have replied, but not Jason. (Even though he and Molly are happily married and Melissa is now, too. Move on, folks!)

12. Arie... EXPOSED!

Arie... EXPOSED!
Scorned suitor Bekah Martinez called Arie out for DMing her after filming ended, further exposing him as a shady creep.

13. We Have a Winner!

We Have a Winner!
LOL. This is what Becca wrote the day after the finale aired. She really is better off now.

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]