As we all know, this season of The Bachelor has been particularly rife with drama. Demi Burnett, a fan favorite from Colton’s season, is no stranger to reality TV and the conflict it can bring about. Even for her though, some of the women she met during her appearance on current Bachelor Peter Weber’s Season were a bit too much for her. On her own Instagram stories, as well as the podcast Bachelor Happy Hour, Burnett did not hold back in her opinions about some of the contestants this season.
On Colton’s season, Demi made waves for her direct, loud personality. Although some of the women found her a bit obnoxious, Demi became a favorite of Bachelor viewers because she expressed her opinions honestly and loudly and stood up for herself in the face of drama. We will never forget when she called Courtney the “cancer of the house” and somehow managed to not be sent home. For Demi, it seems, there is a line between creating entertaining TV and simply being a bully, as she shared some negative opinions on a few of the women on Peter’s season.
A few weeks ago, Sydney accused fellow contestant Alayah Benavidez of putting on a fake personality for the cameras. “Alayah is manipulative. She’s fake because she thinks this is a game,” Sydney confessed. This assertion, which, to viewers, came out of nowhere and seemed pretty much unfounded, made its way back to Peter. Peter, afraid of keeping someone on the show who was there for publicity rather than to fall in love, eliminate Alayah, only to invite her back on the show the following week.
When Demi appeared on The Bachelor to host a pillow fight challenge, she tried to get to know the women. According to Demi, this didn’t go completely well, and she shared her experience on the podcast Bachelor Happy Hour: “There were times where people dropped the pillows and they were just attacking each other. It was really uncomfortable. I was really scared of one in particular.” This one was Sydney. Demi went on to describe the experience of watching Sydney fight: “I kept trying to talk to her, but she was just eyes on the prize. And the prize was taking down the girl.”
As we know, Demi is very open about her opinions. So when she used her Instagram stories to share her thoughts on last night’s episode of The Bachelor, viewers listened, knowing they could count on Demi to be honest about the women, whose true personalities and intentions can become obscured by producers and editors. When Sydney got the one-on-one date with Peter, Demi was “shook.” She went on to explain, “I’m terrified of her. She’s very mean. And I’m mean, but I can admit when I’m mean. She doesn’t do that.” Sounds like Demi isn’t a huge fan of what’s going down this season. We can only hope that Peter finds a good fit.