Recently resurfaced harassment allegations against former “Bachelor” star Colton Underwood have led over 21,000 people to sign a petition calling on Netflix to cancel an upcoming show about him.
The Change.org petition, which has over 21,400 signatures as of Monday afternoon, draws attention to Underwood’s treatment of his ex, Cassie Randolph — and not his recent announcement to ABC’s Robin Roberts that he is gay.
Randolph, 25, was granted a restraining order in 2020 against Underwood, 29, although she later dropped it.
“Colton is a former bachelor lead who stalked his final pick, Cassie Randolph. He placed a tracker on her car, sent her and her friends anonymous threatening texts, and was even seen standing outside her window extremely late in the night, resulting in her brother attempting to de-escalate the situation,” claims the petition, which was started by an anonymous user. “Cassie is a victim of Colton’s abuse, and he does not deserve a platform in any way. Regardless of his sexuality, Colton should not be given a platform as a result of his abusive, manipulative, and dangerous behavior.”
Last week, just hours after Underwood came out as gay in an exclusive “Good Morning America” interview, Variety reported that the former NFL player is getting his own Netflix reality show where Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy acts as his “guide to the gay world.”
JUST IN: Former “Bachelor” star @Colton Underwood speaks his truth and comes out to @robinroberts: “I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it… I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.” https://t.co/PoYJUAPBpA pic.twitter.com/isP7SptUu7
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 14, 2021
“Colton began filming prior to going on ‘Good Morning America,’” a source told Page Six of a documentary Underwood had reportedly been working on prior to the interview. “The docuseries has been in the works for a few weeks.”