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"Bad Chad": Off The Bachelorette and On Jimmy Kimmel

Julia Mannino

Posted on June 21, 2016 15:11

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Chad Johnson, a former contestant on The Bachelorette, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Monday night, where he was asked about his experiences on the show, as well as his newfound relationship with former contestant, Robby Hayes' ex-girlfriend.

This season of The Bachelorette, featuring JoJo Fletcher, has facilitated many conversations surrounding her 26 suitors-- and one in particular. Chad Johnson managed to cause quite a stir on the set as he repeatedly bad-mouthed the other contestants, threatened violence, and developed an aggressive demeanor. As this season aired in May, Chad began to agitate the audience so much so that he earned himself the nickname, "Bad Chad."

To make matters worse, rumors have recently spread regarding Chad's new romance with Hope Higginbotham, a former girlfriend of another contestant on the Bachelorette, Robby Hayes. Chad posted a photo with Hope to his Instagram account, using the caption to publicly accuse Robby of breaking-up with Hope after a four-year relationship, just to become famous on reality television. 

Chad appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Monday evening, and was asked about the relationship, and questioned about whether or not this had been done out of spite. Upon answering the question, Chad laughed and exclaimed, "It started off as we were friends, we were just kind of making jokes about it, but..I don't know. I don't want to make any judgments or say where it's going to go."

Chad also disclosed that he believes the show itself portrayed him to be far more hateful than he really is. In fact, when he watched the episodes just last week, he says he laughed and thought, "Oh! That's why people are saying the things they're saying online. That makes a little sense now." Furthermore, when asked if he would potentially be interested in becoming the next bachelor, he expressed that after his previous experience, he believes that he was portrayed as "too crazy" to play such a big role.

Chad doesn't seem to be worried about his newfound reputation post-publicity, as he acknowledged that it's just a TV show. "We try to be ourselves and we try to be who we are, but at the same time, whoever you are is amplified up about a million times."

Julia Mannino

Posted on June 21, 2016 15:11

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