THE BACHELOR Zach Shallcross has met the fury of former lead Nick Viall in shocking new posts.
GettyNick Viall has given his two cents on last night’s episode of The Bachelor[/caption]
He slammed Zach Shallcross as a ‘total d**k’
Jess Girod 24, opened up to him about her insecurities because she had not yet been chosen for a one-on-one date.
“I just want you to see my frustration, the clock is ticking,” the e-commerce coordinator said as she broke down in tears.
After initially reassuring her that he was “confident” about their potential, Zach got angry at her for putting such an emphasis on the one-on-ones.
He then decided to send her home, telling her: “I wish it was different.”
Nick, known as the lead from season 21, shared his thoughts on the confusing scene with his Twitter fans.
“That’s two weeks in a row now Zach was a total d**k to one of the women,” he wrote.
“It’s literally all about the one-on-one. Zach knows that. He made Jess feel like she messed up for exposing a valid concern.”
The next day, the former reality star tweeted again to beg Zach to “stop being a d**k”.
Nick shared a clip of his episode recap on The Viall Files podcast in which he made a scathing comparison.
“He sounded like a guy who, Valentine’s showed up, or her birthday, and he completely missed it.
“And then she goes to her boyfriend and says, ‘That kind of bothered me.’
“And he says, ‘Oh! We’ll you could have f**king told me that you wanted a card on Valentine’s Day, that you wanted me to acknowledge your birthday.’”
Many viewers agreed with Nick about Zach’s behavior.
“Zach’s inability to talk through problems with these girls is such a red flag,” wrote one. “If you’re that quick to shut down and dismiss these girls, how do you ever plan to make it through a marriage?”
Another shared: “That was the most pure form of gaslighting I’ve ever seen that just happened with Zach and Jess.”
“Zach is the villain this season. Prove me wrong,” suggested a third.
A fourth agreed: “Zach can’t handle a woman expressing her concerns or trying to empathize, and it’s a huge red flag.”
The decision to send Jess home was certainly controversial, and also took its toll on Zach, who described it as “the hardest pill to swallow.”
The Bachelor continues Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
HBONick speaks from experience – he was The Bachelor for season 21[/caption]
ABCMany fans agreed that Zach handled his conversation with Jess Girod the wrong way[/caption]