'Bachelor in Paradise': Here's why Brendan and Pieper were accused of clout chasing

Looks like Brendan was stringing Natasha along only to dump her for Pieper, who he was allegedly seeing

                            'Bachelor in Paradise': Here's why Brendan and Pieper were accused of clout chasing
Pieper and Brendan as seen on 'Bachelor in Paradise' (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

It looks like things are starting to heat up on 'Bachelor in Paradise, ' and no, we're not talking about the romance. With Kendall Long showing up, Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt's relationship was put to the test. However, looks like it might just survive the storm, seeing that the couple has had healthy communication right since the start. This week, there was another addition to the cast and it looks like it seems to have stirred up quite the storm.

Brendan Morais' motives on the show have often been questioned, seeing that there were rumors that he was involved with Pieper James from Season 25 of 'The Bachelor'. Having spent time with Natasha, he assured her that they had only hung out a few times and it wasn't serious. He even went as far as to claim that he had much deeper conversations with Natasha and was wanted to explore their relationship. All up until Pieper showed up.


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Armed with a date card, Pieper took Brendan on a date where they discussed their relationship. Although they mentioned it had no titles, Pieper clearly stated during her confessionals that she was 'here for Brendan' and that he is her 'boyfriend'. The next day, Natasha took Pieper aside to clear the air, to which Pieper made it clear that she and Brendan have been involved, exposing a larger number of his lies -- he had told Natasha that they only met twice but turns out, it was rather frequent. 

Natasha then confronted Brendan about the same and he completely backtracked on what he told her, saying that he was not keen on pursuing a relationship with her. He even went as far as to suggest that she had 'selective hearing' and failed to understand what he was trying to say. Fans were absolutely done with the entire situation. 

"Is this real? Brendan is gaslighting Natasha hard right now bro you messed up own up to it  #BachelorInParadise" tweeted a fan. "For everyone out there who can't use the term gaslighting correctly…..this is gaslighting. telling someone they have "selective hearing" when you're lying to them is gaslighting #BachelorInParadise" explained a fan. "I HATE BRENDON. So many men pull the "I kept dating you to see if more feelings would develop…" until the girl calls them out on not giving a shit  #BachelorInParadise" added another. "Omg THE MAN IS A SOCIOPATH. Brendan is a ASS HOLE #BachelorInParadise" tweeted a fan. 









Turns out, the rest of the cast wasn't too happy with the new couple either, seeing that their only motive to be on the show was for clout, as they continued the relationship they had months prior on-screen. The purpose of the show is to find someone while on the show as opposed to continuing an established relationship. To the cast, it seems as though the two of them are only here for more screentime. Fans also called them out on the same. 

"I'm calling the manager of #bachelorinparadise. Brendan & Pieper need to leave. #bachelorinparadiseabc" added a fan. "Brendan and Piper laughing it up like their #bachelornation podcast/ Instagram careers didn't just go down the drain. #bachelorinparadiseabc #bachelorinparadise" added another. "Topping the list for some of the most trash people in Bachelor Nation #BachelorInParadise" agreed a fan. "Brendan is a whole RED FLAG it's disgusting along with Piper #BachelorInParadise" tweeted a fan. 








It looks like the entire cast is ready to confront them about their motives for being on the show, as it interferes with their intentions to find love. For the cast, Brendan and Pieper seem to be on the show to get a free vacation and followers on social media out of it. Do you think the couple is clout chasing? Sound off below!

Catch 'Bachelor in Paradise' on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on ABC. 

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