Josh Murray: My Bad for Comparing Andi Dorfman to The Devil!
A former member of Bachelor Nation managed to steal attention away from the current Bachelor on Monday night.
But not in a positive sense.
Early yesterday, Josh Murray – who asked for Andi Dorfman’s hand in marriage on the finale of The Bachelorette Season 14 – shaded his former fiancee, sharing a photo on Twitter of him proposing to Dorfman on the series…
… except he replaced Dorfman’s head with that of a Devil emoji.
Not quite, basically every social media user shot back in reply.
Murray deleted the photo in response to this backlash (although nothing is ever gone entirely from the Internet and we’ve posted it below), while also issuing the following mea culpa:
You know, I got hit up with a lot of messages. I haven’t been looking at my social media. Apparently, my post made some waves in a bad way.
I thought it was just funny. I thought it was humorous, but apparently it wasn’t very humorous. I guess I’m not very funny.
I was trying to be funny in a half-hearted way, but everybody takes it so seriously and that’s my fault. I should know better. Tsk tsk.
That’s a classic non-apology, isn’t it?
He’s saying he’s sorry — but only because everyone takes things way too seriously and never lightens up he ought to have realized this and it’s only his bad because folks aren’t as chill and relaxed as he is.
What a douche.
“Haterz will say it’s photoshopped…hoping the new bachelor comes away with an Angel,” Murray captioned the image at the time he initially shared it.
The ex-reality star also included the hashtags “#isthisnotfunny” and “#doesanyonehaveasenseofhumorin2019.”
Murray and Dorfman called off their engagement four years ago.
Shortly afterward, Dorfman described Murray as controlling and wrote about their tumultuous relationship in her bombshell memoir, “It’s Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After,” which was published the following year.
She labeled her romance with Murray the “most volatile and f-cked up relationship of my life” and said he never got over the fact that she slept with Nick Viall.
“He was devastated, angry and hurt, badly,” she wrote, adding in this memoir:
‘That one sexual escapade would become a power play used by my fiancé to justify his mistrust in me. It would be an excuse to call me a whore. And it would eventually lead to the demise of my engagement.”
The two broke up in January 2015.
In an interview with People Magazine in 2016, Dorfman said of the relationship:
“I was disgusted with myself for what I put up with. I was a strong, independent woman and I allowed [Josh] to be [emotionally abusive]. Now, I know I don’t want someone jealous or controlling.
“I know what won’t make me happy in [the future].”
Murray, for his part, went on to appear on Bachelor in Paradise (where he labeled Dorfman’s allegations as “fictional” and “ludicrous”) and eventually proposed to Amanda Stanton.
However, the two also split.
He appears to suck royally.