*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Bachelor Nation has been in a tizzy ever since Madison Prewitt gave Peter Weber an ultimatum during this week’s episode of The Bachelor. However, this brand-new interview with the 28-year-old pilot is making us wonder if it was actually an ultimatum or if the producers framed it that way.
Weber recently spoke with People magazine about the controversial moment in episode nine (you know, when Madison revealed that she’s saving herself for marriage and then demanded that he refrain from being intimate with the other contestants in the Fantasy Suites).
Although Madison received criticism for waiting so long to share her beliefs, Weber admitted that he didn’t see it as an ultimatum. Instead, he viewed it as an honest conversation between two people who are considering marriage.
“People try to say it’s an ultimatum. It wasn’t,” he said. “She simply felt I needed to know what she was feeling, and I could see how uncomfortable it was for her to have that conversation with me. But at the end of the day, I’m a hypocrite if I tried to say that that wasn’t right for her to do that.”
While he thinks Bachelor Nation overreacted, Weber admitted that he wishes Madison didn’t wait so long.
“I would’ve loved to have had that conversation a little bit sooner, not leading into the week of fantasy suites,” he added. “But I also don’t fault her at all for what she told me, because I was very clear with all the women from the very first night to please share what’s ever on your heart.”
All we have to say is…#JusticeForMadison. The Bachelor returns to ABC next Monday, March 2, at 8 p.m.