It’s unfortunately true that “The Bachelorette” has been much less entertaining ever since JoJo Fletcher sent Chad Johnson home. Fans of the protein-obsessed bad boy may be sleeping easy with the knowledge that come Aug. 2, he’d be back on their TV screens for Season 3 of “Bachelor in Paradise.” If people are wondering if Chad signed on to this series actually desiring a real connection — toning down his aggressive personality — think again.
According to US Weekly, Chad was not into turning over a new leaf. He allegedly showed up on set with more pent up ‘roid rage than ever. The women on “Bachelor in Paradise” apparently had different feelings than the slew of cult followers he’s developed on social media. Similar to his time vying for JoJo’s approval, the 28-year-old luxury real estate agent doesn’t last long here either.
It’s easy to see how Chad is the guy people love to hate. He’s the gift that just keeps giving when it comes to entertaining reality TV. But would any of his fans want to enter a serious relationship with the guy who sends out these kinds of tweets?
It was easy to initially think this was all an act. But if Chad truly wanted to make waves and then earn that coveted position as the star of next season’s “The Bachelor,” saying “a really awful word to a female cast member” and again getting kicked off another ABC affiliated series isn’t really the way to go.
We’ve already gone into much detail breaking down all the nuances that make Chad wonderful water-cooler fodder. Still, it seems he’s not quite getting how this “Bachelor” thing works. Producers can’t hire a guy with chauvinistic tendencies to be the lead man of a show selling romance — no matter which way you slice it.
Mike Fleiss — one of the show’s creators — recently shared on Twitter that numerous “Paradise” couples end up getting engaged this season.
Call it a hunch, but we think it’s safe to to say that Chad’s got nothing to do with that happy news. He’s still going by his own rules. Whatever long game he’s apparently playing is still anyone’s guess.
“Bachelor in Paradise” premieres on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.