Arie Luyendyk Jr. May Be Banned From Becca Kufrin's Home State of Minnesota

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It's safe to say that Arie Luyendyk Jr. has his fair share of critics, after he dumped Becca Kufrin on this week's dramatic conclusion of The Bachelor. The B-level race car driver had proposed to her at the final rose ceremony in Peru last November, but then had a change of heart and decided to go back to runner-up Lauren Burnham. 

  • Just like that -- Arie instantly became one of the biggest villains in the franchise's history.

    Not everyone is as happy as Arie and new fiancée Lauren seem to be though. There are apparently people who even want to completely ban him from entering their state!

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  • Twenty-four-year-old congressman Dave Christensen tweeted on March 5 that he planned to introduce legislation that would ban Arie from the Land of 10,000 lakes.

    He followed it up on Wednesday with another tweet showcasing a copy of the document, saying, "I’m a man of my word." The proposed bill states, "the state of Minnesota hereby adopts a policy of zero tolerance of Arie Luyendyk, Jr. from season 22 of The Bachelor. It is state policy that every person in the state has a right to live free from the presence of Arie Luyendyk, Jr. in the state."

  • It's a good thing Lauren is packing her bags already for a move to Arizona, because Arie is definitely not welcome in the Midwest state of Becca's hometown.

    Christensen told Prior Lake American on Tuesday, "I’m not normally a Bachelor watcher, but because of the local connection this season, I paid a little attention." He and Becca both graduated from Prior Lake High School, albeit a few years apart. He said that he felt "protective of a fellow Midwesterner" after ABC aired the unedited footage of Arie breaking Becca's heart on Monday night. 

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    "I thought the way ABC did it was a little much," he explained. "I thought it was awfully kind of cold and cold-hearted how they with the whole situation and found that to be kind of disappointing, but it was very cool to see a fellow Prior Lake grad on TV ... she handled herself very nicely."
  • As for Becca ... she's going to be just fine.

    After handling herself with the utmost class while her fiancé dumped her for the girl he dumped to be with her (we know, it's confusing -- but it's The Bachelor!), ABC offered her the chance to be the next Bachelorette. 

    We can't wait to see her hold the reins this time, and hopefully find the love of her life in the process. At least she won't have to worry about seeing Arie again.