Ashley and Jared React to Backlash From Their BIP Appearance: People are ‘Tired of Us’

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are speaking out after receiving hate from the Bachelor Nation for appearing on Bachelor in Paradise and getting the second most amount of screen time of everyone on Tuesday night’s episode.

She spoke about it on  “The Ben & Ashley I Almost Famous” podcast with co-host Jared Haibon.

“Bachelor Nation wants more of us … not,” Ashley said. “We got a lot of backlash — or we didn’t really get a lot of backlash but a lot of you out there did not want to see a married couple on the beach.”

Jared admitted that it was “pretty evident” the Bachelor fans weren’t happy seeing them onthe show. “It just makes me sad,” he starts. “I think we thought when we both went down to Paradise that we were just gonna go down and we’d be one of the former couples that always goes down and we’re there for a little while, we’re not going to get much screen time, it was more for us and then we had the opportunity to hang out and go on a date. Even when we were still down there, I think you and I both were under the impression that we’re not gonna get shown that much.”

The fans of the show claimed the couple was ‘boring as hell.’

Ashley added that she “knew my farts were going to play a big role.”

While adding, “We leave on Monday! OK, everybody happy? We’re gone!”

“Be honest with us and yourselves, you don’t watch the show for love,” Jared continued. “Which is totally fine, you watch it for drama. As long as you can admit that, then it’s fine.”

“For me, watching back that date meant a lot and it gave me a lot of happiness because I remember having that conversation with Ashley and how great it felt to be able to say some of those things that, frankly, are tough to say because they’re awkward,” Jared explained. “In that environment, they’re not awkward because you’re forced to talk about them.”

“The fan reaction isn’t going to take away that moment for us,” Ashley added.