The Bachelorette Season 16: How many men have been cut so far?


The Bachelorette Season 16 has officially had its first rose ceremony!

The Bachelorette Season 16 is chugging right along as it continues to film in an isolated location in California. As it turns out, the first rose ceremony has officially take place, and a handful of men have been sent back home. It feels crazy to think that they’ve already surpassed the first big milestone of The Bachelorette Season 16!

So, which men got sent home? And how many?

Well, the season kicked off with 42 men, yes, 42 MEN. That’s insanity but it appears production wanted to keep extra men on standby in case anyone tested positive for the coronavirus. This past Sunday night, however, was the season’s first rose ceremony so the number has most definitely gone down from 42.

While we don’t have an exact confirmed number, it does appear that the men that have been sent home have already jumped on social media to announce that this is the case. Can anyone remind me if this usually happens? Isn’t there some sort of NDA they have to sign?

In any case, some of these guys have most definitely been posting since they’ve come home.  This includes 36-year old Tien Yang who put up a picture on Instagram with his friends earlier this week. What stuck about this post was one of the comments–“Really disappointed that you’re not going to be on Clare’s season. It would’ve been nice to see Asian representation in the bachelor pool.”

Aw, man. Diversity is what this franchise needs!

Yang’s response was, “agreed, I’m rooting for Joe! I guess 1 of 32 slots is progress lol.”

Okay, so that means 32 men are left? And this Joe guy is holding up the Asian representation for the men remaining? Also, she had to go through that many men at the rose ceremony?! That must have been one ridiculously long ceremony–yikes.

Along with Yang, other men from The Bachelorette Season 16 alluded to the fact that they were home, although none of this has been officially confirmed by ABC. This includes 30-year old Collins Youngblood who claimed he was “recently cut from the show”, but asked for everyone not to ask him details about why. He doesn’t sound too happy there, does he?

Then there’s 28-year old, Alex Brusiloff, who posted a picture with his two dogs with the caption, “At least these two won’t ghost me.” Dang, these men are not enthusiastic about whatever went down and how it all played out. Maybe they were amongst the “extra men casted”? I can see why that would be something to be extremely annoyed about.

Up next on the “I’m home from The Bachelorette Season 16″ list is 31-year old Josh Elledge. His Instagram story revealed the following caption:

"So thankful for everyone’s support throughout this crazy journey. At the last minute, I was chosen not to be a part of this season’s cast. I am choosing to focus on the things I can control and look towards the future. Some things are just not meant to be and I know there is a bigger purpose out there for me. Your messages and love mean the world to me."

There’s plenty more men that have subtly or very loudly announced their arrival back home, and it all proves to be rather interesting–and odd. I’m not sure why they’re allowed to say anything, but perhaps they truly were the standby men that were no longer needed. That’s the only way this thing makes sense, but I guess for now we will have to wait and see how this all plays out.

This is the first time The Bachelorette is being filmed in this unique manner, so I’m sure there are some major bumps along the way.

Next. The Bachelorette Season 16: The first footage of Clare Crawley is–interesting. dark

But still, 42 MEN?! Sheesh–that’s intense.

What do you think of previous The Bachelorette Season 16 contestants posting about their departure from the series? Share your comments below!