Cassie Randolph thinks there are ‘a lot of layers’ to Colton Underwood’s coming out

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Months after Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph broke up, Cassie went to court to file for an emergency restraining order against Underwood. The restraining order was granted in the fall of 2020, and the order was apparently taken away at some point, a few months later. Cassie sought the restraining order because Underwood had been stalking her for months. He terrorized Cassie, her parents, and her male friends. He put a tracking device on her car. He staked out her apartment building in the middle of the night. He showed up uninvited to her parents’ home. When Underwood came out as gay during a Good Morning America interview last week, he “apologized” to Cassie for “how things ended.” He said: “I would like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up. I made a lot of bad choices.” He already has a Netflix show which will apparently show him… learning how to be gay? Like, he already has a “gay guide.”

So, yes, the whole thing is a mess and I feel so sorry for Cassie. Sources have confirmed that Underwood did not contact Cassie before his GMA interview and “Cassie found out Colton is gay the same time that everyone else did. She’s still processing it.” Sources told People Magazine that with everything that went down last year, “It was a very traumatic time for Cassie…It’s tough to be in the headlines and revisit painful memories.” Cassie has now spoken about this issue on her vlog:

Cassie Randolph has addressed the news of her ex Colton Underwood coming out as gay for the first time. In a vlog on her YouTube channel posted Thursday, the 25-year-old said that she appreciated her followers’ kind words following “the topic in the media that brought [her] name up” recently, but she isn’t ready to speak more on the matter yet.

“I just wanted to let you know that I’m not gonna be further discussing it or commenting on it for now,” she added. “There’s a lot of layers to it, and I just think the best thing for me at this time is to move forward and just focus on going forward.”

She concluded, “If I do decide in the future to say anything or make a comment at all, you guys will be the first to know.”

Randolph first broke her silence with an Instagram Story post where she thanked “everyone for all the kind comments and messages.It means so much,” she wrote on April 14, noting when she would return to posting videos on her YouTube channel following her Mexico getaway.

[From People]

Yeah. I don’t mind that she’s not talking about it right now. That’s her right and she’s the victim, and no one should tell her when and how to make a public comment. I find the whole thing appalling and I’m sure she does too, to see his abuse whitewashed by his coming out. Again, men don’t get to hurt women in the name of self-exploration or questioning their sexuality.

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  1. SarahCS says:

    Regardless of his sexuality, this kind of controlling behaviour should send huge red flags up for anyone considering a relationship with this man.

  2. PPP says:

    You know, when I was harassed out of my graduate program, one of the things my harasser did during the investigation was come out as bi. I honestly don’t know if he really was, but it sure did take what little heat there was off him and made me (a closeted bi woman) look like a homophobe.

  3. tealily says:

    The part that I can’t get over is that he went so quickly from in this relationship with her to publicly out with a TV show about being gay. Obviously, this is something very personal and everyone moves at their own pace, but I just can’t believe that he’s realistically processed this all the way he should. When did discussion about this TV show start? It just feels like a distraction tactic from his legal woes. Maybe that’s pessimism on my part, but my sympathies really lie with Cassie. I can’t imagine what she’s going through right now. Good for Colton, I guess, but what a dick. Who is going to want to watch that show?

    • Bryn says:

      I think there are alot of layers to this like Cassie feels. I’m sure his upbringing didn’t help him prepare for life and figuring himself out. But I still think he’s a sh!t person. You’re repressed sexuality is no excuse for stalking, harassing and whatever else he did to Cassie and her family. My guess is if and when he is in a relationship with a man it will end the same as his relationship with Cassie did.

      I think its gross that Netflix is giving him a special and the media is glossing over the fact that he was stalking Cassie after she dumped him.

  4. ThatgirlThere says:

    I think he’s a con man and liar. All he wants is to be famous and he used that stupid show to do it, his relationship with Cassie and now his coming out. He even tried to use his relationship with Aly Raisman to get his name out.

    He’s gross and a user and dangerous.

    • molly says:

      Ugh, I forgot about Aly Raisman. As if she hasn’t been through enough. This guy is such a creep.

  5. Ksweet says:

    You hit that nail on the head. Dangerous! And it’s appalling that he’s being given his own TV show after what he’s done.

  6. Jayna says:

    He is a dangerous creep. Yet he gets a tv show.

  7. MangoAngelesque says:

    Considering that the petition against the show had 30,000 signatures as of yesterday, maybe (hopefully?) Netflix will wise up and axe the whole thing before it ever sees the light of day.

  8. lemontwist says:

    The whitewashing around this situation is so gross and I agree with others that the timing of him coming out feels like a deflection from his abusive behavior.   

    Right when the story first broke, Dany Levy (whom I admire greatly for his contributions to LGBTQ+ representation in entertainment culture) tweeted to congratulate Colton and call him brave.  He also said how scary it can be to come out, and that people should ‘Let that sink in.’   It was really disappointing.  The difficulty of coming out doesn’t negate Colton’s behavior that is harmful to others and honestly, that behavior seems like the more salient point of any conversation around this guy.  No community is being served by ignoring his abuse. 

    How is that show not going to be a complete hot flipping mess?  I hope Netflix reads the room and cancels it.