Blake Horstmann, Natasha Parker Start Feud Over Fairness of ’BiP’

Blake Horstmann, Natasha Parker
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It’s not possible to leave everything on the beach! Blake Horstmann Natasha Parker are feuding over whether it’s fair for hosts of Bachelor Nation’s official podcasts to appear on Bachelor in Paradise and it’s getting messy — quick.

The drama began when the BacheloretteSeason 14 runner up, 33, confirmed that he gave his advice to Bachelor and/or BacheloretteStars he saw at Stagecoach regarding the spinoff.

“The only advice I gave them was to be careful of the official Bachelor podcast hosts if they are down there. They are ABC employees and will always get a good edit,” Blake alleged via Instagram Stories earlier this month. “So don’t go against them or date someone they have their eyes on. I think they should not allow these people on the beach after last season (and i love all those people that went down there) but it’s a huge slap in the face [for]The audience. Like, they think we are that dumb?”

The DJ later claimed in the comments section of a “Game of Roses” Instagram post that Natasha was “given a rose by production” during season 7 of BiP amid her drama with Pieper James And Brendan Morais. (Pieper, Brendan were accused in a pre-planning of their romance and Natasha being used to ensure Brendan would still exist when Pieper arrived. Natasha, who cohosts the “Click Bait” podcast withJoe Amabile AndTia BoothYou clapped back quickly, and wasted no time.

“I do not agree with what Blake said because my situation, specifically — and yes, I am sensitive about it because it happened to me — so by saying that I’m going to get a good edit because I have a podcast, ‘Click Bait,’ you could get a bad edit if you mess with me and to be careful of me … you’re basically villainizing me because I have a podcast instead of holding the toxic people accountable,” Natasha said via Instagram Stories on Thursday, May 12. “That’s where I have a problem. No, if you’re taking what Blake is saying and you’re rallying behind it, you’re basically excusing toxic behavior.”

Joe, Natasha’s cohost, also appeared on the show. BiP season 7 and met fiancée Serena Pitt. Becca Kufrin, the cohost of “Bachelor Happy Hour,” meanwhile, became the first former lead to go to Mexico and met boyfriend Thomas JacobsSeason 7.

“I was not toxic on the beach. Joe wasn’t toxic in his relationship on the beach. Becca wasn’t toxic in her relationship on the beach,” she said. “I’m not trying to speak for them. I’m speaking about my situation specifically. But if you’re going to ‘warn’ someone about someone, why not warn them about the toxic behaviors that people can have? Oh, because you, yourself, had toxic behavior on the beach when you were there.”

When asked whether he was going to “respond” to Natasha on Friday, May 13, Blake wrote via Instagram Stories, “Nope. Not worth my breath. Tell me it’s the off season without telling me it’s the off season. Have a good Friday.”

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