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JoJo Fletcher's defending The Bachelorette's new villain Chad, so maybe we should too

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How long will JoJo Fletcher let scary Chad stay in the Bachelorette house?

So far on The Bachelorette, one contestant is sticking out more than others, for all the wrong reasons. Chad seems angry and violent, he's called JoJo Fletcher a nag for having an opinion on her own show, and he's used his mother's untimely death as an excuse for all his bad behavior. Fletcher must have known it's time to kick him to the curb, so she spent much of this week's Bachelorette diary on People explaining her reasons for keeping Chad on the show.

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First, she explains away Chad's behavior by saying it's actually a good thing that he could be open enough to insult her. "I have to admit that being called a nag by Chad was definitely a bit surprising," she writes. "It felt undeserved and hurtful. I was definitely taken aback, especially because I have all kinds of faults, but I don't think I'm especially 'naggy.' And while I was hurt, I do respect someone who is honest and able to speak their mind."

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She continues, "I had no idea there was this much tension between Chad and the other guys. I knew there was some tension, of course, but I didn't know there were threats of violence. I don't feel great now seeing this. It's all just so complicated. Chad is a complex guy with complex emotions. And I know he means well. But he really shouldn't be threatening other guys. That's not cool. What's going to happen next with Chad and the guys? Well, I can tell you now that what's coming up is — to go to the Bachelor lingo — quite possibly 'the most dramatic episode in Bachelor history.'"

Does "complex" sound like code for "huge red flag" to anyone else? JoJo, girl, all you have to do to get rid of this man is refuse to hand him a rose. What are you waiting for?

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How long will JoJo Fletcher let scary Chad stay in the Bachelorette house?
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