Anyone who thought DeMario Jackson would just quietly leave our collective consciousness clearly wasn’t paying attention to the current season of The Bachelorette.
It’s really anyone’s guess what the new season of Bachelor in Paradise will look like in the wake of the highly publicized scandal. Rumors are now flying on both sides about whether Jackson will return to filming after finding himself at the heart of the sexual misconduct investigation on set, which resulted from allegations originally raised by a producer on the show. As he navigates his way back into Bachelor in Paradise, there is another part of Bachelor Nation that can’t turn him away right now: the Men Tell All special for his season of The Bachelorette.
The very nature of the special, which aims to bring all the men of the most recent season of The Bachelorette together so they can hash out the juicier drama of their season, heavily implies Jackson will be confronted about his actions on The Bachelorette and could face questions about the Bachelor in Paradise scandal.
Jackson appears hopeful, though, about his appearance. “For me, I owe it to my cast mates,” he told TMZ. “They’ve been very supportive of me throughout this whole entire thing and I want to all thank them, face to face, give them all hugs, bro-out, sis-out or whatever.”
Um, please. These are the same castmates who stood outside the Bachelor mansion looking on in abject horror and discussed amongst themselves who was going to take the first swing at Jackson. Supportive? Not in our book.
Unsurprisingly, Jackson also wants to appear on After Paradise, the analysis show that takes place after episodes of the summer guilty pleasure. So just in case there was any doubt in anyone’s mind that the man is just wildly grabbing at screen time, there’s your answer.
You’re canceled, Jackson. Just go home.