How The 'Bachelor In Paradise' Stars Talked About Corinne Made Fans So Upset
After waiting months to find out how Bachelor in Paradise would address the incident between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, fans had a lot to say about Tuesday night's episode. Although Monday night's season premiere teased the topic, it got put off until Tuesday's episode — and when the subject was finally tackled, fans on Twitter were angry that Corinne Olympios was seemingly blamed for the situation and production shut down by her fellow cast mates. (Bustle reached out to ABC and Corinne's lawyers for comment on how the cast talked about the situation, but has not yet received a reply.)
As a refresher: After claims were made by a producer that alleged sexual misconduct occurred between DeMario and Corinne, production was temporarily shut down. DeMario repeatedly denied the accusations, and both Warner Bros. and Corinne's lawyers — who each conducted independent investigations — concluded that there was no evidence of misconduct. Corinne then released a statement saying she was satisfied with the outcome, and filming resumed.
On Tuesday night's episode, the stars of BiP gathered for a discussion with Chris Harrison after filming had resumed. The group chat session led to the general consensus that Twitter wasn't very happy with — especially when phrases like "personal responsibility" were being thrown around by the cast. Taylor made a veiled comment about the Corinne's involvement in the situation, saying, "We're responsible for ourselves ... how much we drink, who we kiss." Danielle M. even alleged that Corinne "wanted to try and save face" by calling herself a "victim" in her initial statement. Since releasing her first statement, Corinne released another statement on June 29, which reads:
Now, fans are outraged that Corinne was seemingly bore the brunt of the blame from her cast mates, and viewers took to Twitter to voice their frustration at how the talk panned out:
#BachelorinParadise Something seems wrong here. Everyone hating on Corinne seems a little one sided.— claire kendall j (@clairekendallj) August 16, 2017
Others were upset at how Corinne was being talked about during a discussion that she wasn't present for:
Um #BachelorInParadise is not handling this Corinne/DeMario stuff very well. Maybe just don't air the footage? This group chat doesn't help.— Tiffany Capoccia (@tiffanycapoccia) August 16, 2017
Others felt frustrated by the lack of information and seeming finger-pointing.
Hey can the bachelor franchise just tell us what happened with Demario and Corinne instead of just victim blaming???— Rebecca (@rebeccaseagull) August 16, 2017
And in the end, this tweet basically sums up how Twitter felt the cast members treated the talk:
This was handled so bad and like it really felt like everyone was shaming Corrine and defending Demario #BachelorInParadise— ✨Clarke✨ (@dorkydolokhov) August 16, 2017
Regardless of what really happened between Corinne and DeMario, and even though no wrongdoing was found, real people's lives were affected by the sexual misconduct allegations and the production shut down. And Twitter clearly thinks the cast should have taken all of that into consideration when talking about Corinne.