Amy Schumer has scolded “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison for calling a contestant “complicated,” as if it’s a negative characteristic of a woman.
“There is nothing wrong with ‘complicated’ women Chris Harrison,” Schumer tweeted. “You treated it like something she should fight. A women shouldn’t try to be less complicated so as to hopefully attract a man. And she shouldn’t find value in herself just because a dude liked her. Come on bro.”
On Monday night, the show’s “Women Tell All” special aired, where past contestants from the current season come together to discuss what went wrong and get one last opportunity to tell the bachelor (this year, it’s Ben Higgins) what is on their minds. One contestant, Jubilee Sharpe, told Harrison that Higgins didn’t see her “complicated past as a huge obstacle,” to which Harrison called her complicated twice.
“I know you can’t control how complicated you are,” he told Sharpe. “You might be complicated, and I know you stir the pot sometimes, but I hope you realize you’re a pretty special woman, and I really appreciate you coming here and opening up the way you did.”
Schumer didn’t see eye to eye with Harrison, and also tweeted, “She is smart and strong and a sergeant in the military. She lost her entire family and you say she must fight off being complicated.”
During this season of ABC’s reality show, Sharpe told Higgins that she was an orphan until age six, where she was adopted by U.S. Citizens after the rest of her family had died. Sharpe had various confrontations with other women in the house. Sharpe revealed Monday that she is still in the army and recently was promoted to sergeant.
Harrison saw Schumer’s tweets shortly after and responded, saying, “I’m 82% sure I said and supported all these points as well.” Schumer responded, “I’m down to talk about it if you are.”
The two engaged in a light-hearted conversation after Schumer wrote, “love you boo boo but had to make the correction for any brainwashed gals thinking they need to be uncomplicated to be lovable.”
See the tweets below.