After stirring up rumors about Michelle Young and leaving The Bachelorette on bad terms, Jamie Skaar made a not-so-triumphant return to the franchise via Michelle’s Men Tell All special Dec. 6. Eyerolls and shaking heads abounded as the entrepreneur took to the stage and tried to explain away his controversies with Michelle — like when he said she was on “spring break mode” after walking in on her with a fellow contestant, or made her think that the men were questioning her character when they weren’t.
“The straight answer: I think there’s two levels of understanding in regards to the rumor,” he said (cue exasperated laughs from his fellow contestants). “There was the, hey, there’s this rumor, A, am I bothered by it? And then ... it’s not about you being bothered by it, did you talk about it?” If it all sounds a little convoluted, well, you’re not alone — Twitter was not particularly impressed with Jamie’s roundabout explanation or his attempts to dodge blame for the drama. “Jamie idk how to tell you this but it is not “missing context” … you are just an assh*le,” wrote t_witlessHen18. “Jamie is the king of mansplaining,” as super_star_96 put it.
Things got even worse when Michelle showed up and got to confront Jamie one last time. Though Jamie said it was a “joy for [him] to get to know” Michelle, she wasn’t so quick to put the past behind her.
“I took a lot of care while we were on the show to not talk about anybody in a negative manner,” Jamie said. “To their face,” Michelle concluded. Though she very much got the last word, she did seem to hear Jamie out during his final apology attempt. Still — it wasn’t the chummiest conversation.