Brendan Morais landed himself in some pretty hot water after a now-deleted IG post poked fun at the Pieper James drama. The reality star has since apologised.
It looks as though there’s trouble in (Bachelor in) Paradise!
What did Brendan Morais post on Instagram?
Now deleted, the dating show star posted a by-the-pool snap captioned, “Here for the wrong reasons”, along with a smirking emoji.
For obvious reasons, fans of the ABC show were not happy.
If you haven’t been keeping up, Morais did Natasha Parker pretty dirty when he resumed an affair with Pieper James. What’s worse is that Brendan seemed to be somewhat smug about the whole ordeal, given the since-deleted IG post.
Bachelor in Paradise fans were not here for Morais’ boast though, and quickly took to Insta to call him out. In fact, ever since Monday’s episode (September 6th), the TV star has lost a reported 50,000 Instagram followers – yikes!
Dating show star issues an apology
Amid backlash, Brendan Morais penned a very lengthy apology alongside deleting the controversial Instagram post.
Morais took to his IG story to write: “After taking time to begin to process the events that unfolded over the past few days, I have realized I was wrong on so many different levels.
“First of all I removed my last post from my feed. I posted it before the episode aired and had no idea the magnitude of hurt that I caused.
“My approach to many things in life is sarcasm. In this instance with regard to my post, I was completely insensitive. Most importantly I apologize to you Natasha. I hurt you. I am deeply sorry for doing so. understand that the damage is already done and all I can do going forward is acknowledge the error of my ways.
“For those of you that felt my actions triggered certain feelings and emotions I am truly sorry.
“Lastly, despite the fact that Pieper and I had misunderstandings going into paradise (and I can’t stress this enough) – if you feel the need to express disdain for the situation, please do so at my expense. I am completely at fault. A full statement and apology will follow.”
Has Natasha Parker responded to Morais’ apology?
Natasha Parker has not publicly responded to Brendan Morais’ apology.
However, as Morais mentioned, he’s yet to follow with a full statement and apology, so maybe Parker will speak up then.
With that being said, it looks like dating show fans have Parker’s back, given that Brendan is still receiving backlash on his IG pictures!