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There Was A Spelling Bee On 'The Bachelorette' And It Was A Hilarious Failure

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Just stop and think about how much worse you became at spelling ever since autocorrect came into your life. Or maybe you're so young that you don't even remember a time without it, which all of a sudden makes me feel super old.

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Whether or not someone's ability to spell words correctly is a sign of true intelligence is up for debate, but for Rachel Lindsay, star of the latest season of The Bachelorette, she wants a man who can spell.

And it turns out the guys vying her for attention fell horribly short when Rachel announced she would hold a spelling bee for the contestants.

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Did I mention they fell horribly short?

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In this guy's defense, this one's kind of tough.

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He's straining so much.

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"Don't need to know how to spell to know how to do it, amirite?"

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Now since this is The Bachelorette, there were some suggestive words, but it's worth mentioning that kids were judging this thing.

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A fact that was not easily lost on Twitter.

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Child trauma aside, people were cringing equally over the contestants' painfully incorrect responses.

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There was one clear loser from the bunch, though.

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Some were questioning why the hell a spelling bee was even held in the first place.

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And others were just disgusted with the winner being way too hyped about his lame victory.

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People couldn't understand why he was so happy about winning when he clearly got the easier words.

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Oh, and fun fact: Rachel used to date Kevin Durant. As in Golden State Warriors NBA Finals winner Kevin Durant.

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His trophy is slightly more impressive.

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