Despite what Radar Online or US Weekly believes, ABC's tribute to former Bachelor contestant Gia Allemand who committed suicide last year was not touching. The are a few other words for it, however, that are fitting: money-grubbing, tasteless and unhelpful.
The Bachelor officially begins Monday night, but in order to
milk their franchise for all its worth properly acknowledge the recent death by suicide of Allemand, ABC decided to air a preview episode of the season Sunday night. But the entire episode wasn't dedicated to Allemand – her short segment was placed towards the end, after we'd learned all we could about Juan Pablo but before a sneak peak at this season's wackadoo antics. It was also teased throughout the episode like it was something to look forward to: "Coming up! The Bachelor family pays tribute to one of its brightest stars."