Bill to Ban 'Bachelor' Arie From Minnesota in the Works, Says State Representative

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Season 22 Bachelor finale.

Updated | Everyone agrees that Arie Luyendyk, Jr. from The Bachelor is pretty much the worst dude ever—including Minnesota State representative Drew Christensen. Christensen, a 24-year-old Republican in the Minnesota House of Representatives, was, like everyone, watching The Bachelor Season 22 finale on Monday night. And, like everyone, Christensen was aggravated by the shocking turn of events: Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposing to Becca K., only to dump her for runner-up Lauren B. weeks later.

Christensen couldn't believe that Arie would treat Becca—a Minnesota native who grew up in Minneapolis—so cruelly. And so the lawmaker took action. In a tweet posted Monday night, Christensen sent out a challenge to his followers: "If this gets a thousand retweets I'll author a bill banning Arie from Minnesota."

Of course, Bachelor Nation quickly complied, and the tweet had over 1,000 retweets in no time. (By Tuesday morning it was already pushing 10,000 retweets.) True to his word, the representative sent a follow-up tweet that he was "drafting the bill now." Then he sweetened the pot: If that tweet got 10,000 retweets, Christensen promised to invite Becca to accompany him to Minnesota's State of the State Address next week. (This incentive is proving less popular among Bachelor fans, with less than 200 retweets so far.)

Christensen did not reply to Newsweek's request for comment by the time of publication.

Of course, not all of the American voters were amused by Christensen's light-hearted antics. Several called on Christensen to draft bills for Minnesota gun control instead of bills about the ABC reality dating show. "Your interest in the #bachelor is greater than protecting lives," wrote one Twitter user in reply. "Too bad you were not so quick to draft a gun control bill." Wrote another, "You'll author a bill banning Arie from Minnesota but the best you could do was offer prayers to the students & families of FL? Tone deaf."

For those down for a law supporting Becca, though, a user suggested: "If it gets 10,000, can you author a bill that the State of Minnesota will not recognize any of Arie's future marriages?"

Correction: The headline of this story originally misidentified Drew Christensen as a congressman. He is a state representative.