The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins Slammed by JoJo’s Brothers: ‘Brainwashed These Girls’

Not everyone is gaga for Ben! The Bachelor‘s Ben Higgins visited his four remaining Season 20 ladies’ hometowns on the ABC dating series’ Monday, February 22, episode, where he learned that JoJo Fletcher‘s brothers Matt and Ben are not exactly his biggest fans. 

While he visited the real estate developer’s family in Dallas, her brothers asked Ben Higgins to discuss his feelings for JoJo. Clearly, his comments did not meet their approval, as they later caught up with him in the kitchen and called him out for leading their sister on.

“You guys brainwashed these girls way too much, man,” Matt told Ben Higgins. “To see my sister like that after two dates.”

Matt pointed out that JoJo had gotten “more emotional than I would like,” which he attributed to the competitive and intense nature of the show.

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“There’s also that God-given intuition, that two-second thing that we’ve all been given,” Matt continued. “And I don’t know if you were coached on your answer, or what it is, but just as a brother, I think you can appreciate that [I heard you say] … ‘There’s four girls — I can’t give you guys anything.’ So when I hear that as a brother, I’m like, ‘Dude, my sister is way more into this guy than he is into her.'”

For his part, Ben Higgins seemed rattled by the feedback.

“Am I that evil where I have planned this all out where I just wanted to get their sister to the point where she was falling for me and then break her heart on purpose just because I like watching people get hurt?” the software salesman asked the camera.

Watch Matt’s harsh words in the video above.

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