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Chris Harrison Defends Kaitlyn Bristowe After 'Bachelorette' Sex Backlash

Chris Harrison Defends Kaitlyn Bristowe After 'Bachelorette' Sex Backlash

The Bachelorette host Chris Harrison is coming to the defense of Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe after she had sex on this past week’s episode.

“What I find is this very divisive reaction to her, very divided, and some people are strongly behind her, like Amy Schumer, then there are others who are shocked and appalled. I think if you just go by social media, obviously, the negative idiots are the loudest. People who care or are positive usually aren’t going on and ranting on social media,” Chris told E! News. “It always seems a lot worse than it is. I think the majority are either behind or or honestly aren’t that appalled or that amazed by it all. So I think you need to be careful where you’re taking your Litmus test or temperature of America.”

“Most people in this country aren’t on Twitter, shockingly enough! So I think the majority of people are, like I am, behind her. And all they want, and I think all anyone wants, is just to be open and honest and own it if you made a mistake. If you think it was a mistake, admit it, say it,” Chris added. “What she did, she doesn’t say is a mistake. The only real regret she has is she may hurt some of the guys.”

Click inside to read what else Chris Harrison had to say…

“Sex happens sometimes [on the show]…it typically doesn’t happen before fantasy suite time….So be it. They’re grown adults and they’re looking for love. I wasn’t that appalled. Would you do it? That’s a different question? Would I do it? That’s a different question. But she chose to do it. They were two adults who decided to literally do it. One of the things that I love about the show and I will continue to always find incredible, is the social issues that we push, the social issues it brings up, the debates, all of it. The things that people find appalling or interesting or upsetting, you never know what it is.”

“I think we’re pretty close to showing the most dramatic thing, so it doesn’t get any lighter as we head into the rest of the season with Kaitlyn. It’s a rollercoaster ride. She steps on some land mines from time to time. But I think it’s a great season. It’s different, it’s completely different from how anything else has gone. And the fact that we have two couples coming out of it, Clint and JJ and hopefully we have the possibility of Kaitlyn with somebody! I don’t know if Clint and JJ are together, I shouldn’t say that!”

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Posted to: Bachelorette, Chris Harrison, Kaitlyn Bristowe

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