Things escalated quickly on Tuesday’s “Bachelorette” after Clare Crawley turned a game of “extreme” dodgeball into a game of “strip” dodgeball. Crawley said she wanted to “up the ante” on a game to win a group date with her. Host Chris Harrison asked, “So this tournament is over when the losing team has nothing on?” To which Crawley replied, “Yeah. This is my game, these are my rules.” Most of the contestants were visibly uncomfortable with the request, but agreed to the new rules that required them to take off an article of clothing for every round they lost. Ultimately, the blue team was left completely naked except for one contestant who left his jockstrap on. Viewers blasted the game on Twitter, with one popular tweet reading, “How is this honestly airing in 2020? Can you imagine if a bachelor asked 10 women to completely strip for dodgeball? You can’t? That’s because it’s messed up!” After the losing team joined the rest of the group, a contestant who was not involved in the competition called Crawley out for being “classless.”
CLARE CRAWLEY: I feel like I want to up the ante here.
- All right.
KYLIE MAR: I think we should play strip dodgeball.
- So this tournament is over when the losing team has nothing on?
CLARE CRAWLEY: Yeah. This is my game. These are my rules.
KYLIE MAR: Things escalated quickly on Tuesdays "Bachelorette" after Clare Crawley turned a game of extreme dodgeball into a game of strip dodgeball.
CLARE CRAWLEY: Blue team, take off your shorts.
- Blue team, off with your shorts.
- Um, Clare, how's the view over there? How you doing?
CLARE CRAWLEY: Look at Kenny's ass. Just take a good look at it. How is he so tan?
KYLIE MAR: And while Clare was having a great time, the guys on the blue team were left feeling blue, as they not only lost the game, but also a chance for a date with Clare. Hold on, hugs, guys?
CLARE CRAWLEY: Can I get some hugs?
- Here we go.
CLARE CRAWLEY: [LAUGHS]
KYLIE MAR: Many viewers found the game to be uncomfortable and offensive, with one person tweeting, "how is this honestly airing in 2020? Can you imagine if a Bachelor and 10 women to completely strip for dodgeball? You can't? That's because it's messed up."
While another person wrote, "incredibly inappropriate. Strip dodge ball? She should be sued for sexual harassment." And after the losing team returned to the group in shame, at least one of the other contestants agreed with the upset viewers.
- [INAUDIBLE] I would've said, I liked you a lot more before you humiliated me. Like, that's ridiculous, man.
- You wouldn't have stripped?
- Oh, hell no. No. Hell no-- not in a million years.
- I'm like, you could have left just your shorts on.
- I don't know. It just seemed classless.
KYLIE MAR: But while some of the contestants and viewers felt uncomfortable, Clare insisted it was all in good fun.
CLARE CRAWLEY: Thank you guys for putting it all out there. I hope you guys know it was all in good fun. And I obviously had a good time watching.