How on Earth people aren't giving The Bachelor star Juan Pablo more flack today for essentially making Clare Crawley feeling like a giant skank on Monday night's episode is beyond me. I mean, the man essentially criticized her for being easy for their MUTUAL decision to get physical (although we don't know how physical) in the ocean in Vietnam. And now? Well, Chris Harrison has something to say about it.
Harrison says that Juan Pablo owes Clare an apology for making her feel cheap, and I couldn't agree more. But what drives me nuts is that this is all being chalked up to "cultural differences" and the fact that Juan Pablo's English isn't all that great.
Man ... I hate to say this because I'm 100 percent on The Bachelor train this season, but I'm starting to get sick of Juan Pablo and starting to wonder if ABC is having regrets choosing him to be season 18's leading man.
Here's the reality: Juan Pablo is dating a lot of girls at once. I'm sure that isn't easy for anyone involved. But just because he can send them home whenever he feels like it doesn't mean he can be rude to them in the process. It's like anything that Juan does is holy, and any mistakes they make are theirs to live down for the rest of all eternity.
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I understand the language barrier. I've heard that when he was on Des' season, they needed someone there to help him understand things. But even so, it's not fair to these women (read: Clare) for Juan to be rude just because "in his culture," his actions aren't wrong.
Maybe I don't know enough about Juan's cultural background. To that, I'll fully admit. But I can't be on board with a man who consents to hang out with a woman only to ridicule her for their mutual attraction the next day. In my eyes, they did the dirty -- and now he doesn't want Camilla to think her daddy's easy.
News flash, Juan Pablo, you went on a nationally televised reality dating show.
Do you think Juan Pablo owes Clare an apology?
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