‘BIP’: Demi Burnett’s Latest Instagram Post Is Sparking Controversy ‘Poor Kristian’

There’s been a lot of trouble in paradise recently. On October 31, 2019, Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty announced their breakup via Instagram. This was less than 24 hours after John Paul Jones and Tayshia Adams announced their split. But, Bachelor nation was even more devastated by the news of Burnett and Haggerty’s split because they were the franchise’s very first same-sex couple. Furthermore, while Jones and Adams were merely dating, Burnett and Haggerty were actually engaged and had plans to spend their lives together.

Demi Burnett attends Jexi premier ahead of breakup with Kristian Haggerty
Demi Burnett | Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images

Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty are no longer engaged

Taking to their respective Instagram pages, both Burnett and Haggerty announced their split with identical Instagram captions. “What has always been at the forefront of our relationship is love and care for one another. Our priority is doing what is best for us. With a heavy heart full of love for one another we have decided it is best for us to take a step back from our relationship. We ultimately want what is best for us in the long run and for us right now, that means being apart and growing individually,” the couple wrote in their statements.

The reality star took a social media break following the breakup

Though the couple received a fair amount of support, there was no small amount of negativity thrown their way also. Burnett, in particular, got tons of heat, causing her to take a temporary break from social media. “I’m not okay today and I’m going to take a break from social. Thank you to everyone who is reaching out xx,” she tweeted out. When even that message was met with accusations that she’s used Haggerty merely to gain popularity, Haggerty herself stepped in.

“Everyone has a right to their own opinion but it doesn’t give anyone the right to be mean. If you don’t have anything nice to say please refrain from commenting. We are two people who still care immensely about one another and are trying to [sic] heal. Thank you for understanding,” Haggerty shared about ex-fiance, Burnett.

Bachelor fans are outraged by Burnett’s latest Instagram post

Burnett returned to social media the next day, but despite Haggerty urging people to be kind, Burnett is still facing a ton of criticism. Things have only heightened since she posted her first post-breakup Instagram photo on November 4, 2019. In the photo, Burnett wears a carebear costume with her backside facing the camera. “Wear your heart on your a*s, or your sleeve, or your elbow- wherever the hell you want,” Burnett captioned the photo.

While some people found the post funny, others found it to be distasteful and disrespectful to Haggerty and they quickly shared their sentiments. “Fuc*in hell poor Kristian,” one Instagram user wrote. “Right? @demi_not_lovato treated Kristian like trash, so disrespectful,” another person said in agreement. “Literally like trash. I feel so sad for her she went on freaking BIP to get Demi back and then Demi goes and does this bullsh*t,” another outraged fan of Bachelor in Paradise added.

“Boy she got over Kristian pretty quickly,” another person insinuated. Personally, we don’t think that Burnett’s Instagram post warrants such a visceral response. Everyone handles breakups differently and fans on the outside can hardly know what really caused Haggerty and Burnett to call off their engagement. If Haggerty isn’t spewing negativity about her ex, we’ve no idea why anyone else is. Fortunately for fans of Bachelor in Paradise, these still have two engaged couples left to root for.