He jokingly said that since Underwood has never had sex,
“I’m gay. I know that’s a shock, Colton. That I think you should look into. Maybe you’re the first gay bachelor and we don’t even know!”
Eichner doubled down later on Twitter.
“I actually do think it would be cool to do a gay season of The Bachelor… and hey @BachelorABC I’m single.”
In another Tweet he said,
“It may sound silly — and I’m not a huge reality show guy honestly — but a gay man as The Bachelor would open up a lot of hearts and minds in this country. I’m just sayin’…”
The Bachelor has no LGBTQ version but, we’ve seen Bravo‘s Finding Prince Charming in 2016. Someone suggested on Twitter that Eichner star in follow-up to that show, to which he replied that he would,
“Only do THE BACHELOR. No knockoffs for Billy!”
Your move, ABC.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 16, 2019
(Photo, ABC/Rick Rowell; via Out)