Bachelorette's Chad Johnson Rerouted Rivals' Domain Names to His Own Instagram Page: 'That's Business, and It's Hilarious'
Chad Johnson emerged as The Bachelorette's season 12 villain in episode 2
Domain names for several Bachelorette contestants are rerouting to Johnson’s Instagram account, and Johnson, 28, bought the URLs himself, he confirms to PEOPLE. Among the affected contestants are, Robby Hayes, Chase McNary, Derek Peth and Alex Woytkiw. Reality Steve was the first to report the following domain names are redirecting to Johnson’s Instagram page:
Johnson says he registered the domain names for two reasons: “That’s business, and it’s hilarious.”
Johnson’s tension with the other men has been key storyline so far on this season of The Bachelorette, with ABC dubbing next week’s two-part arc “Chad-ageddon” and releasing a trailer that shows him threatening the other men.
“I’m gonna cut everyone here’s legs off and arms off” and “I will physically hurt you” are just two of the things Johnson says in the trailer.
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In her exclusive exclusive PEOPLE blog this week, Fletcher addressed some of Johnson’s behavior from Monday’s episode.
“I had no idea there was this much tension between Chad and the other guys,” Fletcher wrote. “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.”
Johnson has addressed concerns over his behavior on the show.
“I’m not violent, but I will stand up for myself, being as I, like everyone else, do not like being harassed and bullied,” he wrote on Instagram earlier this week.
The Bachelorette two night event airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.