It's been said before and it should be said again: What you say will come back to haunt you. And Brendan Morais' comments on Bachelor in Paradise have truly come back to bite him on the butt. In an ironic twist, it now turns out that his comments have actually cost him thousands of followers across his social media pages...
If you didn't see the messy episode of Bachelor's in Paradise, then let me fill you in…
A spin-off of the acclaimed American reality TV shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Bachelor's in Paradise features contestants from previous shows as they are whisked off to a secluded paradise in Mexico where madness and drama ensues.
Pieper James, a contestant from The Bachelor in early 2021, basically admitted that she and Brendan had been a couple the entire time and they had absolutely no issues at all chatting openly about what the show could mean for their own private platforms and their followers.
"It has to be you and me, first and foremost, before anyone else on the beach," Brendan said during their one-on-one date.
Are we swiping left on these #BachelorInParadise babes tonight?! 👈 Find out at 8/7c on ABC! https://t.co/rfeTD7iJUu— Bachelor in Paradise (@Bachelor in Paradise) 1630998002.0
"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."
The 2 were obviously alluding to the fact they could both claim notoriety and deals following the conclusion of the show if they played their cards right.
Well, it's safe to say that fans were shocked at the revelation.
idk why brendan and pieper are sitting so comfortably on that couch when the witch hunt has JUST started… https://t.co/7i0LxHpJvf— jac (@jac) 1631066428.0
Brendan's followers across all of his social media pages began to drop dramatically after the pair revealed their plan. His social blade also took a major hit following the backlash he received over the way he treated contestant Natasha Parker.
Just Jared reported that social tracker counts.live revealed that at the beginning of the day Brendan had 349,185 Instagram followers, however that number had dropped to 327,109 by the end of the day. As of writing, that number stands at 264,287, with some news publications reporting Brendan has lost around 80,000 followers over the event.
Pieper James also seemed to lose followers and now only has 77,883 Instagram followers.
It has been rumored that many people go onto reality TV shows like Bachelor in Paradise, Love Island, and Big Brother to gain notoriety in order to gain followers and amass brand deals.
The Medium reported that some of the highest-paid influencers began their careers as reality TV stars. A name that immediately comes to mind is twenty-two-year-old Molly-Mae who rose from her time on the UK's version of Love Island and is now Creative Director of Pretty Little Thing. Not bad, eh?
Bachelor Nation is clearly unimpressed with the pair.
Nevertheless, the couple doesn't seem to be phased by the backlash and continue to post on their social media pages, but their follower count continues to drop and that won't be good for the future, will it?