No hard feelings? Chad Johnson came face to face with Sarah Herron during After Paradise on Tuesday, August 9, after making fun of her arm while appearing on Bachelor in Paradise.
The luxury real estate agent, who was the ultimate villain on JoJo Fletcher’s season 12 of The Bachelorette, apologized for his actions.
“To be honest, I drank a lot,” the 28-year-old said on Tuesday. “I’m a guy with no filter. I will say the things I shouldn’t say. [I sometimes take things to] the max level and say the worst thing to think of to shut your mouth, to leave me alone. And that’s what happened.”
As previously reported, Johnson called Herron, 29, a “one-armed bitch” on BIP during a drunken tirade. Herron was born with only the upper half of her left arm.
“I do want to clear it up. I obviously feel really bad. That is something she can’t control. A person with a disability. That is super messed up. But what happened and what was not aired is literally, she followed me around the entire day telling me what I could and could not say,” he continued. “I am sorry. I should absolutely never have said that. I did not want to say anything like that. I said something I shouldn’t have said, and I apologize for saying what I shouldn’t have said and that is messed up.”
Herron listened to Johnson’s explanation and accepted his apology. “I think that’s what I wanted,” she said. “To hear it face-to-face and in person.”
Last week, Johnson watched the incident go down with the rest of America during the show’s August 2 episode. “I apologize. I said something I shouldn’t have said, and I did make a mistake. It sucks. What are you going to do?” he said in a video, which he shared on Twitter at the time. “I should’ve never ever said that abt @sarahherron tonight. I was a d–k. I’m disappointed in myself.”
Johnson’s stay on BIP ended shortly after taking the jab at Herron. Host Chris Harrison rounded up the cast and told Johnson that he was being sent home for making everyone uncomfortable.
Johnson’s behavior has made headlines for several weeks. However, the reality star claims that he isn’t going out of his way to extend his 15 minutes of fame. “I’m not trying to redeem myself. I don’t care if people think I’m a good person or a bad person,” he said on After Paradise. “I’m not pulling a Nick Viall here and being like, ‘I’m a good person now, please like me.’ I’m not trying to pawn teeth whitener on Instagram.”
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