BACHELOR In Paradise’s Demi Burnett was slammed as “grimy” for a steamy make-out with Kenny Braasch & leaving Mari Pepin in tears.
The drama on the ABC Summer spinoff has heated up as relationships intensify with raunchy hookups and even “backstabbing” on the beach between friends Demi and Mari.
Since the first episode of the season, Mari, 25, and Kenny, 40, have had a close bond while only dating each other.
However, Mari admitted she wanted to “say yes” to a date with another man if she was asked but maintained she still wanted to explore things with Kenny.
A disappointed Kenny told the brunette beauty that she “can’t have things both ways” and the conversation ended on an “awkward” note.
Mari went to confide in her friend Demi about the situation and the blonde bombshell assured her gal pal that she did the right thing in wanting to explore other options.
Immediately after their conversation, Demi is seen pulling Kenny aside as the pair lounge together on an oceanside bed.
As Mari is in eyesight of the two, Demi and Kenny begin to have a passionate make-out session including heavy lip biting.
The two continue to kiss for several minutes as Mari breaks down in tears over what she had just witnessed – even expressing she might have “regretted” their discussion earlier.
Demi confessed that she “doesn’t care what Mari thinks” and added that “all is fair in love and war.”
Fans were furious with Demi and slammed her “grimy” move to her friend, with one exclaiming: “WE DON’T LIKE DEMI!!!!! #BachelorInParadise THAT WAS SOME GRIMY S**T!”
While someone compared “Demi hooking up with Kenny after finding out that his relationship with Mari was becoming rocky” to Mean Girls’ Regina George.
“Demi giving advice to Mari, then running to Kenny to strip and kiss is evil,” another fired off.
A fourth claimed: “Demi seems like an entirely different person than she used to be and it’s concerning.”
While a viewer user quipped: “I, for one, appreciate the backstabbing environment Demi is working to cultivate.”
Despite the backlash, Demi doubled down on the move on Twitter during the episode, writing: “We are all friends on paradise we all have to date these guys!
“I mean come on we all dated the bachelor and were sucking his face one after another what’s different in paradise???”