In picking "Pilot Pete," The Bachelor franchise missed another opportunity to cast the first-ever black Bachelor in Mike Johnson. The Hollywood Reporter staff debated whether Pete was, in fact, a safe pick. "I have nothing against Peter; I like Peter," says Kimberly Nordyke. "However, we already had a Bachelor pilot and I fear we are going to be subjected to another season of aviation puns (who can forget how many times we heard 'On the Wings of Love' during Jake Pavelka's season?). The Bachelor producers never met a cringe-worthy pun that they couldn't drive into the ground (new Bachelor game idea: take a shot every time someone mentions the 'mile high club'). Or maybe we'll just get a season full of windmill references." Adds Lex Perez: "At first glance, Peter is the total package. He is good looking, has a great job and close with his family. But he is definitely the safest choice and, dare I say it, the most boring." Meanwhile, the first black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay was not happy that Mike Johnson was rejected. "I think Peter seems like a very nice guy. He seems lovely," she tells E.T. "This is absolutely nothing against him, but how many Peters have we seen before? What season are we on? 24. So, we've seen 24 Peters. I'm bored. And it's nothing personal against him."