Cringeworthy kiss on 'Bachelorette' has fans losing their minds

Season 19 of The Bachelorette is making history as it stars two women, Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, who are set to date the same group of men. However, surprisingly, that's not what led to the most uncomfortable part of Monday night's premiere. The moment Bachelor Nation can't stop talking about was actually the first kiss of the season between Gabby and Mario Vassall.

Viewers immediately took to Twitter cringing over Gabby and Mario's kiss, calling it "the worst kiss they've ever seen" and "the most uncomfortable kiss." They were even more surprised when Gabby gave Mario her first impression rose after what they thought was a super awkward kiss. However, Gabby didn't seem to have a problem with locking lips with Mario at all. In fact, she thought he was a great kisser, as she shared, "I was really excited to talk to Mario. He's a great kisser. He's kind of giving me butterflies."

Gabby also shared, "These first few guys are really amazing. It's truly surreal to know that they're here for me. I'm enjoying the hell out of it. But I want to know who Rachel is kissing, if they're good, if they're bad. I feel like it's not weird. I mean, she's my friend."

On the other hand, Rachel's first kiss with Tino Franco was deemed acceptable by Bachelor Nation, despite the fact that his name is a little too similar to her dad's name, Tony.

Video transcript

MARIO VASSALL: You look very beautiful.

GABBY WINDEY: Oh, thank you. You as well.

MARIO VASSALL: Thank you.

GABBY WINDEY: Yeah.

KYLIE MAR: For the first time ever, "The Bachelorette" is starring two women who are set to date the same group of men. But surprisingly, that's not what led to the most uncomfortable part of Monday night's premiere. The moment Bachelor Nation can't stop talking about was actually the first kiss of the season.

MARIO VASSALL: [? How ?] [? is this? ?]

GABBY WINDEY: No, I'm glad you did.

MARIO VASSALL: OK. I was looking [? at you. ?] I was like, I just really want to kiss you, so.

GABBY WINDEY: Aw. I understand that.

MARIO VASSALL: No, but I--

KYLIE MAR: Viewers immediately took to Twitter cringing over Gabby and Mario's kiss with comments like, "This is the worst kiss I've ever seen," "That was the most uncomfortable kiss I have ever seen on national television," and, "Us after watching the awkward first kiss of the season."

And they were even more shocked when Mario received Gabby's first impression rose.

GABBY WINDEY: Will you accept this rose?

MARIO VASSALL: I will.

GABBY WINDEY: Yeah?

MARIO VASSALL: Perfect. Thank you. I appreciate that.

KYLIE MAR: The good news is, Gabby didn't feel weird about it at all. In fact, she thought Mario was a great kisser. And honestly, that's all that really matters.

GABBY WINDEY: He's a great kisser. He's kind of giving me butterflies. I'm enjoying the hell out of it, but I want to know who Rachael's kissing, if they're good, if they're bad. I feel like it's not weird. I mean, she's my friend.

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