Have you ever witnessed something so utterly cringeworthy, you can’t help but continue watching it unfold with your fingers half-covering your eyes? Welp, that’s truly the only way to sum up how I feel every time Luke Parker appears on screen during The Bachelorette. The 24-year-old Georgia native may have initially won over a handful of Bachelor Nation fans with his toothy smile and bulging biceps, but that favor was quickly exchanged for revulsion when he began showing his true colors.
During the premiere episode of Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, Luke started off with a bang, climbing atop the limo and roaring like a lion as a nod to Hannah’s “beast” alter ego. He went on to have a rather disingenuous conversation with Hannah and won her first impression rose, despite the fact that he didn’t offer up his coat when she was clearly cold – and that was just one of many red flags to come. Luke “I Catch Feelings Quicker Than the Speed of Light” Parker took things to the next phony level during the second episode, when he used the group date’s “Mr. Right” pageant as an opportunity to show off his talent: fabricating affection. He confessed on stage that he was “genuinely starting to fall in love” with Hannah (yes, after all of 47 seconds spent with her), which somehow earned him the competition crown.
During episode five, Hannah seemed to catch on to Luke’s manipulative ways when he started feuding with Luke S. on the show. Although he still received a rose at the beginning of the episode, and Luke S. eventually went home, Bachelor Nation is officially done with his ways. Keep reading to enjoy all the spot-on observations fans have tweeted about Luke’s premature declaration of love and otherwise cringe-inducing manner, and you’ll definitely feel tempted to smash that “retweet” button on just about every single one.