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Jason Foster made a good impression with Clare Crawley at the season premiere of The Bachelorette, but some fans were upset by his performance.
Foster was sporting a fake pregnant belly when he got out of the limo to meet Crawley. The move was a callback to when Crawley did the same in the first episode of season 18 of The Bachelor. The move seemed to serve Crawley well, as she advanced to the bottom two before being eliminated by Juan Pablo Galavis.
The fake belly also seemed to serve Foster well, as he charmed Crawley the first night and received a rose. During a talk about their mutual love for the outdoors, Crawley complimented Foster and said she loves her energy.
However, not all viewers of the show liked Foster’s entry so much.
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Jason Foster Fans Wanted Crawley to Kick ‘Weirdo’ Foster to the Curb
While the fake pregnant belly worked well for Crawley several years ago, most fans seem to prefer a more classic and simple presentation. Other performances at the Bachelorette premiere included a contestant in a straitjacket and another in armor, but neither annoyed fans more than Foster’s pregnant belly.
These are just some of the fan comments on Twitter about Foster’s entry:
Who is this pregnant guy and can he get back in the limo? I’m offended. #High school
– Leann Acuña (@AcunaLeann) October 14, 2020
Literally, who allowed this weirdo to get out of the limo pretending to be pregnant? #TheBachelorette
– Leah Nadu (@ bl0ndepreneur) October 14, 2020
No, not in the pregnant man’s movement. I understand Clare did it, but I feel very uncomfortable. #High school
– John N. (@flies_with_owls) October 14, 2020
Get rid of the pregnant belly now. #High school
– H2 (@ gidget1974) October 14, 2020
Pretend to be pregnant?
THANK YOU NEXT # TheBachelorette
– To hell and Bach 🌹 (@HellandBach) October 14, 2020
Fortunately for Foster, Crawley disagreed with this group of fans.
Foster Lost Over 100 Pounds Before Appearing on The Bachelorette
Foster, 31, had a brief career in the NFL before switching to a career in IT personnel and solutions. During his time as an offensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, Foster tipped the scales at more than 300 pounds.
After retiring from his professional soccer career in 2016, Foster lost weight rapidly. According to his Bachelorette profile on ABC.com, Foster has lost 120 pounds since leaving soccer. Incredibly, he said on Instagram that it only took him 65 days to lose 75 pounds in 2016.
It’s kind of ironic that a person who had lost such an impressive amount of weight was noticed (positively by Crawley and negatively by many fans) the night one for a fake weight gain. But he still has a long time to win over those who were a little weird with his presentation. And if Crawley rides into the sunset with Dale Moss, maybe he can win over Tayshia Adams, too.