Welp. Last night's Bachelor in Paradise put a lot of focus on our blogger Jesse Kovacs, but it wasn't exactly a positive focus, that's for sure. Good thing we have Jesse here to clear things up for us! Here, he tells his side of the story, apologies for Christy, and doesn't blame his rude behavior on editing. Bravo, Jesse. Read on...
I'll start by saying, I'm in no shape to try and defend myself. Last night's episode of Bachelor in Paradise was brutal. I come off looking pretty bad and I only have myself to blame. I want to apologize to Christy. She didn't deserve to be called a dumb blond and she should be upset with how she was treated. I made mindless statements about her and I feel like an asshole.
Most people I've met who have received a bad edit on these shows always try to blame the producers and back-peddle on statements they made. The reality is we all signed up for this and to be mad at how I was portrayed would be silly. Did things get cut and pasted in the editing room? Of course, but all the things that were said, regardless of context, were said.
I had some pretty awful comments on social media and the one that stood out the most to me was, "@jesseakovacs sorry, but I cant decide what's worse. My daughter dating you or my son being you." I talked to my Mom this morning and she laughed because she understands this is entertainment and the goal for ABC and the producers is to create a show that leaves an audience no choice but to become emotionally invested in the characters. I've found that in doing so the audience feels like they know the characters personally, which can be scary. Again, we all signed up for this and I absolutely understand why people are reacting the way they are.
But this is a great show and I do think it's working for two of the couples. Lacy and Marcus are head-over-heels for each other and Michelle and Cody seem genuine. I think Bachelor in Paradise was a great foundation-builder for these couples. I have no idea what will happen on next weeks episode, but I'm pretty sure these couples will last beyond next Monday. I can't wait to watch.
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