Globally significant as it may have been, there ain’t no fire or fury on the planet quite like that of a scorned Bachelorette fan, and lord howdy did they ever let network heads know about it over in the US earlier today.

As you’re all probably aware of by now, US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un have met in Singapore for a series of curious and tense discussions and negotiations, with the historic meeting between the two leaders confirmed with a handshake that was broadcast live around the world by virtually every major TV carrier.

What you might not have known, however, was that handshake came smack-bang in the middle of a new episode of The Bachelorette which US network ABC cut away from in order to cover.

The 6 million-odd viewers who regularly tune in to watch The Bachelorette were aware of it, though. And good lord they were pissed.

To be perfectly honest, a 100% justified set of reactions.

Globally significant political events are absolutely worthy of live news coverage, and that we live in an age where that can be accomplished – in high definition – in live simulcasts across scores of major broadcasters in every corner of the globe is a testament to not only the advances of modern technology, but also the media industry’s abiding sense of morality that demands things like exclusivity be put aside in order to reach the largest amount of people.

But on the other hand, Becca‘s got some roses to hand out. So President Dingus and his weird shitty mate can bloody well wait an hour, thank you very much.

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