On Monday's The Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr. broke up with Becca then silently lingered as she told him over and over again to leave. Arie's mishandling of the situation made him the most hated man in Bachelor Nation, and even his peers and ex-girlfriends from the show are dunking on him on social media.
But no one is dragging him harder than Bekah, his fifth-place finisher whom he dumped because he was uncomfortable with the age gap between them. Bekah not only posted that she "dodged a bullet" by not being chosen by him, she even shared some Instagram and Twitter DMs Arie sent her in February after he had broken up with Becca.
Becca admitted that he "was probably being friendly but guess what I DONT CARE HAHAHA, BOY BYEEEEE." Even if Arie wasn't attempting to get back with Bekah, it's still not a good look to be trying to reconnect with an ex a couple of weeks after you broke off an engagement to pursue a different ex. Should be common sense, right? Maybe Arie had good intentions, but he did not consider how his intentions would be perceived. Or that Bekah would be loyal to Becca, not him.
hahahahahaha @ariejr is the biggest fucking tool i've ever seen. becca is a queen. a goddess. thank the LORD he's out of her life— bekah martinez ♡ (@whats_ur_sign_) March 6, 2018
Bekah wasn't the only franchise alum to diss Arie though.
Arie out here treating this breakup like he's firing someone from a job. #TheBachelor— Derek Peth (@PethDerek) March 6, 2018
Others didn't like that the show blindsided Becca with the breakup.
Wait. Wait. Arie told Bachelor producers he was breaking up with Becca so he could blindside her with cameras present? #TheBachelor— Olivia Caridi (@OliviaCaridi) March 6, 2018
This is just awful..... why are they filming this https://t.co/1w6O8Rzqz6— Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) March 6, 2018
The job of a Bachelor producer is to facilitate and capture emotional moments and then package them into compelling TV. When a contestant signs the contract to appear on the show, they know they're at producers' mercy. And it is compelling TV. Filming the breakup was the right thing to do for the show. But that doesn't mean it's nice.
Even celebrities and public figures who have nothing to do with The Bachelor were getting on the "Say no to Arie" train.
I don't wanna look like this fucker anymore. #TheBachelor— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) March 6, 2018
And a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives — Becca's home state — wants to ban Arie from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
And then there's this incredible resurfaced tweet.
Just leaving this here for all those that forgot what Arie's ex Sydney tweeted 4 days before he was even announced as the Bachelor https://t.co/osn6Sp431w— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) March 6, 2018
The Bachelor's live After the Final Rose finale airs tonight, Tuesday March 6, at 8/7c on ABC.