The NBA Hall of Famer and Hollywood Reporter pop-culture columnist writes that Arie Luyendyk Jr., with his “vapid, out-of-date masculinity,” is a disappointing follow-up to Rachel Lindsay — and even Nick Viall. “Yes, it’s a game show more than a reality show. Dozens of women compete for the attention of one man, which is to real romance what being trapped in a crowded elevator for two days using an empty Starbucks cup as the only toilet is to an elegant cocktail party,” writes Abdul-Jabbar. “It’s crock-pot romance, with the women constantly stewing on high heat. That’s what makes it so addictively entertaining. However, with today’s heightened awareness through the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the entertainment media has a clear responsibility not to perpetuate stereotypes or behavior that negatively influences how we see people and therefore how we treat them. The higher the ratings, the greater the responsibility.” ALSO: SNL had the perfect Bachelor parody.