One of the best things about Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison is that he never lets anyone get away with anything, especially the men.
So when one of the contestants screws over another one, he’s always ready to call them out.
Of course, the most recent contestant to screw over multiple women is Bachelor in Paradise contestant Blake Horstmann, who seemingly played Caelynn, Hannah G., and Kristina (and possibly even Tayshia).
Obviously, Chris was not about to let this fly. He had *a lot* of feelings on what Blake did, mainly: Did he really think he could get away with it?
Speaking with ET, he said,
“Thinking he was somehow gonna get away with that and just stroll into Paradise and it was gonna be just this great time, he would move on, that is what is beyond me. That’s what I don’t understand. What was he thinking was going to happen?”
“It’s only arrogance, I guess, to think that you were gonna stroll into Paradise and that we wouldn’t know as producers, that the girls weren’t gonna talk, that everything would just magically go away ’cause you’re some ‘great guy.'”
In case you haven’t been paying attention, here’s a quick recap: Blake and Caelynn hung out for many months prior to BiP (they even discussed possibly skipping the show to be together). Each has varying accounts of what went down, but it’s clear that they had some sort of sexual and/or romantic relationship and they definitely hooked up at Stagecoach.
Next is Hannah G., who, according to Reality Steve, Blake went to visit in Alabama for a weekend just days before Bachelor in Paradise began filming.
Then there’s Kristina, who Blake was previously in a relationship with and also hooked up with at Stagecoach, the night after hooking up with Caelynn.
Lastly is Tayshia. According to Reality Steve, Blake hung out with Tayshia at Stagecoach, the night before he was with Caelynn. It’s unclear whether the two actually hooked up, however.
Blake had a long response to all of this, mostly to the accusations by Caelynn that he ghosted her and screwed her over. But he definitely didn’t deny what went down at Stagecoach.
You may wonder why I care so much about Chris Harrison. After all, plenty of people take aim at these men, right?
But Chris is special. Because any time a man uses his platform to call out other men for treating women like crap, they send the message that they do not stand for it.
Unfortunately, many men (not all!) are often quiet when other guys do something crappy to women. During #MeToo, there were a few men who spoke out, but most remained silent and failed to join the movement.
But we need men to police each other. Because in a patriarchy society, we need guys to call each other out on their BS if we ever want things to change.
So props to Chris for always using his platform to make it clear that he will not tolerate any men being disrespectful to women.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.