Brendan Morais has released a lengthy statement apologizing to Natasha Parker for his behavior on Bachelor in Paradise and explaining why he removed a post that many believed was super insensitive.
To recap this week’s BiP real quick, it became clear that rumors Brendan and Pieper James had been dating pre-show were true, and that Brendan had been lying to Natasha about their relationship. At one point, Brendan even told Pieper, “We have to have each other’s back. It has to be you and me, first and foremost, before anyone else on the beach, and that’s the only way we’re gonna get through this, like, being in the position we wanna be in, utilizing this time here and taking advantage of what Paradise would promote together.”
Ahead of the controversial episode, Brendan and Pieper hit Instagram with posts that were deemed disrespectful. Pieper has since deleted the caption of her post, while Brendan has deleted his post entirely—which he explained in his apology.
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“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,” Brendan said. “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 I caused. My approach to many things in life is sarcasm. In this instance with regard to my post, I was completely insensitive”
He went on to apologize to Natasha, saying “Most importantly I apologize to you Natasha. I hurt you. I am deeply sorry for doing so. I 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.”
Brendan ended his post saying that a “full statement and apology will follow,” and asked fans to blame him for the situation vs Pieper. “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.”
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