If you've been cringing your way through the most recent episodes of The Bachelorette and count yourself amongst the legions of subscribers to the I Hate Chad Johnson Newsletter (which I've just invented and have no intentions to publish FYI), then you might have to make a little bit of extra room for another member who could be joining our squad soon: Chad himself. In a revealing Instagram video posted on Tuesday night, Chad watches himself on The Bachelorette whilst simultaneously cringing behind a baseball cap and cackling smugly to himself with all the charm of entertainment's greatest villains. So far, so very Chad, right? But it's the included caption which really brings a full palette of the colour-me-shocked's to the occasion, "So I finally watched the show at my sisters.. Holy tits now I understand why some people hate me! Haha but some parts were hilarious too. LOL"
This is far more empathy and compassion than we've so far seen from Chad who was eliminated from The Bachelorette in Episode 4 of this current season, due to his less than friendly treatment of his fellow contestants. What's less surprising, however, is the fact that, though he can understand why people are currently hating on him, he doesn't appear to particularly care too much, showing few signs of embarrassment over his own behavior. Instead, Chad is just laughing the whole thing off while giving himself a well deserved pat on the back for comedy.
The scene that Chad is watching from The Bachelorette is the one in which he defends his relentless interrupting of other's people one-on-one time with JoJo by suggesting that he's helping her out by "giving her a breather" from the rest of the contestants who he deems as being too "immature" for her. In the scene, Chad is wearing his usual unbreakable, pompous grin, trying to confidently assert his position as alpha male of the house with an unflinching arrogance that he probably already is. His lack of self-awareness and ability to provide any sympathetic apologies to the people he was routinely aggressive to in the Bachelorette house are exactly the traits which have garnered him such an anti-fandom and even eventually dispelled him from the house. So I can only imagine that his sister's seen sense and thought, "Dude needs some serious perspective," before forcing him to sit down, watch himself, and see the person that the rest of America has.
But Chad isn't the sort of bro who will ever change who he is, regardless of whether people are hating on him or not. He might have gained some perspective on himself, but gaining enough insight to actually, maybe, change some of his worse traits? That's asking too much. Don't ever change, bro. But, seriously, also never return to The Bachelorette.
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