Warner Bros. are currently looking for contestants for next year’s season of The Bachelor and uh, if you’re single and fancy finding love (and Insta followers) on a TV show, we are here to warn you: Don’t.
Besides the fact that the application process is pretty weird (It asks: “when did you last cry and why?” and questions if you’re afraid of heights – presumably so they can exploit this and send you bungy jumping), we’ve also trawled through the terms and conditions contestants must agree to in order to appear on the show and it is a bit… problematic.
Just in case you were not convinced appearing on the Bachelor was like signing your life away, we present Clause 15:
Now, we must say we enjoy that they use "exploit" and "exploiting" throughout this clause. It is very self-aware.
The clause states that contestants must "acknowledge that the Producer may edit or adapt such footage in any way it sees fit."
This line says everything about why you shouldn't apply for a show like this.
It means they can manipulate any footage - maybe by removing a crucial part or airing it out of context - to make you look a certain way. And because this is reality TV, it's unlikely to make you look better.
You're agreeing to producers casting you as a villain, or replaying something you said over and over to make you look like a 'stage-five clinger' a la Cass Wood.
Sidenote: We may not want to be on The Bachelor but we sure as heck enjoy watching it. Post continues below video.