Over the years it has been clear that some Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants have gotten along better with host Chris Harrison than others.
In a new interview on The Rose Buds podcast on Tuesday, October 24, former Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise contestant DeMario Jackson outright called Chris Harrison an “a–hole.” The comments came after Jackson was eliminated from season 13 of The Bachelorette and then was involved in Bachelor in Paradise‘s biggest scandal following alleged “sexual misconduct.”
In the interview, Jackson was asked about his thoughts on Harrison and he bluntly responded with “a–hole.”
He continued, “Prior to the whole Corinne show, [Harrison] had a hard on for me as if like, I like, hooked up with his wife or something. It was crazy,” Jackson said on the podcast. “I met this guy three total times for less than 10 seconds and he legit hated- like, when I say hate, like deep-rooted. Like him and I at the Men Tell All, we had like 30 minutes of battle and I’m like ‘bro, Lexi- I was already told they put her up to it…And then he went to the press and talked all this s–t when we were in the middle of all this.”
Jackson continued, “It was to the point where like 100 percent I kept it real, I called Louie and I said ‘If he tries this s–t when I do the sit down with Corinne, I will knock him the f–k out. Like period. Like straight up.’ I was like, I just don’t like the blatant disrespect for a man that I do not know, like bro, I met you three times for less than this. And it’s funny because the media will portray certain people in certain lights and what not, but he had a crazy hard on for me and I did not get it at all. It was nuts.”
Although Harrison has not commented on Jackson’s interview, following the Men Tell All Special, Harrison did have something to say about Jackson. “DeMario’s DeMario,” he said. “You kind of take him for who he is. He’s a loudmouth, he’s funny, it’s DeMario. You take him with a grain of salt, for sure. He said probably the most horrible, sexist, misogynistic things and then started jumping on Lee about being a misogynist. So if anybody should not be throwing stones in this glass house, probably DeMario.”