This season of Bachelor in Paradise has been hotly anticipated, for all the wrong reasons. After sexual assault allegations forced ABC to stop production, it was unclear whether the show would even continue. But in true reality show form, the show must go on, no matter how much it infringes on people's humanity and common decency.
In the first of a two-episode premiere, the show started with a straight-to-camera acknowledgement of the situation from host Chris Harrison. The speech functioned as a cold open, before a cut to "two weeks earlier" when the incident between Corinne Olympios and Demario Jackson supposedly occurred.
General feeling from everyone I know who's watching #BachelorInParadise: The drawn out focus on Corinne and DeMario feels pretty gross— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) August 15, 2017
Some people cringed with anticipation: