‘Bachelorette’ Star Hannah Brown Responds to Hate: “I Refuse to Feel Shame” | THR News

“Oh my god, I cannot believe you just said that. I’m so mad. I don’t owe you anything. Get the f—k away from me.” Bachelorette Hannah Brown, who’s been outspoken about her Christian beliefs on the reality series, is now firing back at critics after she was hit with backlash for defending pre-marital sex on the ABC show. ABC has been heavily teasing an intense conversation that’s yet to come between Brown and contestant Luke Parker, who doubles as this season’s frontrunner and villain, where Parker confronts Brown about being intimate with other contestants. Hannah’s response in the trailers has already turned into the biggest moment of the season: “I have had sex and honestly, Jesus still loves me.” Now, in a lengthy Instagram post, Brown says she’s shocked by the “amount of hate” both she and her contestants have received since the season has been unfolding and is hitting back at criticism that she “give(s) Christians a bad name” saying “I refuse to not stand in the sun. I refuse to feel shame.” She goes on saying, “It’s chilling to know so many people want to spread hurt so recklessly…I refuse to believe I give Christians a bad name. I’m an imperfect human. Who is yes, also a Christian.“ Now this isn’t the first time Brown has had a confrontation about physical intimacy with Luke P. who is also Christian and has spoken about his recent religious awakening during his intro package to the season. When Parker confronted the lead in a previous episode about being physically intimate with another contestant during a nude bungee-jumping date, Brown shot back saying, “You’re not my husband. You don’t own my body, you don’t own me. It’s my body,” Brown’s conversations with Parker, align with what host Chris Harrison and longtime executive producer Nicole Woods has been teasing about this season saying that the current Bachelorette would not shy away from expressing her feelings. The topic of premarital sex and sex-shaming also giving the franchise a chance to explore faith and religion, topics the ABC series has traditionally shied away from in the past. For more on this story, head to THR.com and until next time for The Hollywood Reporter News I’m Neha Joy.

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