So, that Juan Pablo Galavis…he's kind of a sex shamer, isn't he? After getting down (and perhaps dirty) after hours with contestant Clare Crawley, who'd received a rose on Monday night's group date, the Bachelor kind of made her (and America) feel icky in the most dramatic awkward shaming in the show's history. Ever.
What's worse? Everyone keeps talking about it…and of course, by everyone, I mean the show's glorious host Chris Harrison and Juan Pablo himself. Seriously, JP just needs to keep quiet for a while. Chris, talk away, my friend!
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In his weekly blog with Entertainment Weekly, Chris recaps the most recent episode, but he also doesn't hold his tongue on the Clare situation. And, not shockingly, he touts it as the "most dramatic moment of the season so far." Love him.
Chris writes, "The group date led to what is easily the most interesting, bizarre, confusing and dramatic moment of the season so far. First off, it really just seemed to be a one-on-one date between Juan Pablo and Clare with a few other girls along to watch. JP is very attracted to Clare and they have insane chemistry. The two of them can barely keep their hands off each other, and most of the time they don’t. Clare got the rose on the group date, but that wasn’t enough. Feeling confident and frisky after the date, Clare decided to go to Juan Pablo’s room and grab him for what seemed like a fun little midnight dip in the ocean. This wasn’t the skinny-dipping episode with Ben and Courtney — this was a fully clothed late night dip that did get a little physical (or maybe a lot physical), and that could be why Juan Pablo felt so guilty." Is the demure Mr. Harrison insinuating that these two crazy kids did the dirty? I think he is!
He continues, "Either way, both of them mutually consented to be there and both of them really seemed to enjoy themselves. However, something drastically changed from the time Juan Pablo toweled off and the time he showed up at the cocktail party. He was feeling guilty and he decided to let Clare know he was disappointed in himself and somehow in her as well. So my question to you is, was it fair how Juan Pablo treated Clare? Was it okay for him to make her feel bad because he felt guilty for agreeing to do something he apparently later regretted? All of this and Clare’s response made for a very interesting and confusing night for all of us. Much like last week when Juan Pablo decided to restrict his kissing, it appears that the rules are ever-changing here." I'm not feeling a lot of warm fuzzies for Juan Pablo from Chris. Are y'all?
Additionally, Chris touches on the awkwardness in a recent interview with the Seattle PI. Check out an excerpt below!
Clare got more than her fair share of Juan Pablo time during the group date. Is she hogging his time or does he just like her a lot?
Both, I mean she's totally monopolizing his time, and he's totally into her. But that's what sets up the bizarreness of his actions with her when he throws a curveball [after their swim session].
About that. He made her feel horrible!
When she showed up he was fully into it like this is awesome and sexy and she was as happy as can be and then he turns around and treats her like all of a sudden she did something wrong and broke the rules. It was not only confusing, but it was borderline rude. We even told him as much, but he didn't see it that way. Even though he apologized later I don't think he really understood how cheap he made her feel. In my deliberation I said, "You're not getting this, you really hurt her feelings, you need to fix it and apologize." But there are cultural differences with him and things do get lost in translation and how it's interpreted. It's his perspective; it's not right or wrong. So it made for interesting conversations and I had to learn to stand back a little bit and respect that.
It's interesting how Courtney was vilified for skinny-dipping with Ben, yet Juan Pablo looks like the bad guy in this situation.
I'm always surprised by fan's reactions. It'll be interesting to see how people perceive him after this week's episode. You've seen [chinks] in his armor already, but I wonder what people will now think about how he treats everyone and goes about things. But this is who he is and what he says and you'll see it, warts and all.
Chris Harrison, throwin' shade! What's not to like? As for Juan Pablo, what does he have to say for himself? Not much, judging from his weekly People blog (although it is titled "I Made A Mistake With Clare In Vietnam." OUCH).
Juan Pablo explains, "After the party I was relaxing in my room, watching baseball when someone knocked on my door. It was Clare. She came to thank me for the great day and she wanted to jump in the ocean for the first time with me. She was so happy that I didn't want to reject her, but I definitely made a mistake." Didn't want to reject her? Geez, JP. Get it together. You didn't look to upset with your water aerobics there, buddy.
He adds, "The next day I felt guilty because Clare got more time with me than the other women. I regretted giving Clare the extra time. Also, I didn't think it was a good example for my daughter to watch daddy going into the ocean with a girl at night. I already had a great day with her and even taking her to my pool was something that I should not have done. Honestly, my mistake." I wonder if he regretted giving her the extra time or his man bits?
Discussing their cringe-worthy conversation, Juan Pablo reveals, "At the cocktail party, I really wanted to tell Clare how I felt about our crazy night. Chris Harrison asked me why I didn't wait couple of days to tell her my thoughts, and I told him I like to address things very quickly and to be straightforward. I wanted Clare to know me better and what exactly my thoughts were. I also told Clare that sometimes I make mistakes. I thought it was better to tell her with a rose in her hand than later when she did not have a rose." Is that foreshadowing? Bless his heart.
TELL US-WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT JUAN PABLO'S CHANGE OF HEART? WAS IS A D-BAG MOVE OR WAS HE JUST TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING?
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