The upcoming season of “The Bachelorette" cannot shake the drama.
As ABC gears up for the October 13th premiere, the network released a poster that has fans scratching their heads and calling into question many decisions.
Longtime host Chris Harrison shared the poster on his Twitter account along with the caption: “I feel like this could be double trouble,” possibly alluding to the rumors that Clare Crawley dropped out mid-season and was replaced by Tayshia Adams.
But that’s not what's sending fans into a frenzy.
The image features Crawley in the background leaning against a wall and holding a rose while a random male leg is extended in the forefront. The unidentified male seems to be pulling on his sock.
Fans were so baffled by the leg that they couldn’t focus on anything else.
One fan used the “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” conspiracy meme and wrote: “Me trying to get to the bottom of what this new promo that was just released means even though it's probably just a picture and nothing else.”
Another asked point-blank “what does the foot mean?”
A third fan joked that the leg represented Adams symbolically kicking Clare off the season.
Several fans picked up on the poorly executed attempt at recreating the film poster from the 1967 classic, “The Graduate.”
The franchise seems to be really honing in on the fact that Crawley is the oldest lead to date by comparing her to Mrs. Robinson, a bored housewife (played by Anne Bancroft) who tries to seduce a younger man (Dustin Hoffman) who eventually falls for her daughter.
One fan posted a side-by-side of the two posters writing, “Turning Clare Crawley into ‘Mrs. Robinson’ because she's THIRTY NINE is making me mad??"
A clever fan swapped the name Mrs. Robinson for Ms. Crawley in the film’s popular quote: “Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson?”
Another fan pointed out that the 39-year-old is about the same age as some of the previous “Bachelor” leads and she doesn’t recall “any cheap digs at their ages."
The poster also features the slogan “It’s about time,” which fans found misleading and controversial as it’s unclear if it's in reference to Crawley's age or an attempt to make light of the coronavirus production delays.
With so much drama off-screen, can you imagine what’s going to go down on-screen? Especially since all of the contestants have been quarantined together throughout the entirety of filming.