‘Bachelor Pad 3’: Chris Bukowski defends treatment of Jamie Otis

If you hate seeing women get their feelings completely and totally crushed, then Monday night’s episode of “Bachelor Pad 3” was probably a pretty hard one for you to watch. In it, Chris Bukowski basically made out with a pair of different women in Jamie Otis and Sarah Newlon, and this was even after getting frisky with Blakeley Jones a little bit earlier in the season.

So when Jamie was eliminated this week, Chris received a rather harsh parting gift from Jamie in some heated comments about his behavior, and how she felt betrayed in some ways about what he did romantically. How is Chris responding to this now? Basically, by standing up for himself. In a conference call with reporters this week (per Zap2It), Emily Maynard’s former contestant (who has even been defended by her during this run) had the following to say on the question of if he had any regrets:

“No, I don’t regret anything. I don’t want to see anybody get hurt, but if you’re going to go on to a game show like the ‘Bachelor Pad,’ you should expect that your feelings will get hurt. People are going to lie to you … I expected a big hug from Jamie [when she got eliminated]. I was shocked that she called me out like that … I was campaigning for her to stay. I really didn’t expect that from her.”

While “Bachelor Pad” may be far from a perfect show, what makes it different from most everything else that is out there is that there are multiple ways in which you can play it. From one standpoint, you can go the way of Chris and be extremely aggressive in order to win the money — however, there are also people like Jamie and Michael Stagliano this season who are there to find somebody in addition to take home some cash if they can. It is the clashing of these different philosophies that causes problems, and it is most because we expect “The Bachelor” franchise to be associated with love and being a good guy that we come down hard on people like Chris when they break from the mold. He may have some trouble justifying his behavior to everyone, but he’s certainly entitled to play the game however he wants.

Do you have any problem with how Chris played, or do you think we hold these contestants up to a higher standard simply because “The Bachelor” is associated with this show? If you want to read some more news related to this show, be sure and check out the story here.

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