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Trending: ABC tapped the blandest guy alive to be the new ‘Bachelor’ and fans are ... upset.

Colton Underwood — the indecisive, unemployed dude from "The Bachelorette" — isn't exactly "The Bachelor" fans wanted.

@ deedsiii, reacting to ABC’s announcement on “Good Morning America” that Colton Underwood, who finished fourth on the most recent season of “The Bachelorette,” is the new Bachelor. Fans were immediately displeased, because Underwood is seen as boring and noncommittal, since he couldn’t decide on a relationship with Tia Booth on “Bachelor in Paradise.”

Repeat after me: Saving black men is NOT a black woman's responsibility.

@Brasileirizada, tweeting about a scene in Childish Gambino’s music video for “Feels Like Summer” showing former first lady Michelle Obama hugging Kanye West. Many saw it as promoting the idea that black women are responsible for black men. Others saw it as saying West needs a mother figure, since his mother died in 2007.

Fans are mourning the death of Claire Wineland, a YouTuber for whom her cystic fibrosis was secondary to her love of life.

@savannahbrown, reacting to the news that YouTuber Claire Wineland, who chronicled life with cystic fibrosis, died at age 21. Wineland underwent a double lung transplant on Aug. 26, but suffered a stroke soon after. The speaker and author was taken off life support Sunday.

We all apparently missed the memo that CGI models are in right now, since there's such a lack of actual models to choose from ...

@chungli__, discussing fashion brand Balmain’s decision to use a “virtual army” of digital models to front its latest campaign. Balmain has been met with considerable backlash for its decision to use CGI models, since human models often accept low pay to work in fashion.

In more missed memos, pole dancing is apparently appropriate for kindergartners to watch now.

@mstandaert, tweeting about how the principal of his children’s school in Shenzhen, China, invited a pole dancer to perform on the first day of school. A series of videos shows hundreds of kids ages 3 to 6 at Xinshahui kindergarten watching the questionable performance. The principal was later fired.

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