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Is ‘Bachelor’ Star Madison Being ‘Villainized’ Like Luke P. Was? Chris Harrison Thinks So
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Chris Harrison is speaking out in defense of Madison Prewitt, who revealed she is saving herself for marriage, after she gave Peter Weber an ultimatum during this week’s episode of The Bachelor.

The Bachelor Nation host, 48, appeared on a recent episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast with host (and former Bachelorette) Rachel Lindsay. Harrison discussed Madison’s demand that Weber refrain from being intimate in the Fantasy Suites if he wants to be with her and defended the contestant for being “villainized” just like Luke Parker from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.

“Say what you will about Luke P. last season, at least he was who he was from day one,” Harrison said. “Then it was up to Hannah to decide, ‘Is he misogynistic?’ Is he all those things that people realized later? But hey, he was like that from day one. He didn’t change.”

Harrison also clarified that Luke P.’s backlash had nothing to do with his personal life. “I will say this, I said it to Luke P, I don’t have a problem with you. I don’t have a problem with your faith or anything,” he continued. “I know a lot of people were jumping on the bandwagon of, ‘Well, Hannah is sex positive and go girl and all this.’”

The host went on to compare Luke P. to Madison. “Well, is it the same?” Harrison asked. “Is Peter going to be treated the same? And is Madison going to be villainized the same way Luke P. was? It’s not completely dissimilar.”

You have our attention, Harrison. The Bachelor returns to ABC next Monday, March 2, at 8 p.m.

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