After the controversial episode with Clare aired, Chris Harrison shared his thoughts in an interview with TV Guide. The host said, "When she showed up, he was fully into it, like, 'This is awesome and sexy,' and she was as happy as can be, and then he turns around and treats her like all of a sudden she did something wrong and broke the rules. It was not only confusing, but it was borderline rude. We even told him as much, but he didn't see it that way. Even though he apologized later, I don't think he really understood how cheap he made her feel. In my deliberation, I said, 'You're not getting this: you really hurt her feelings; you need to fix it and apologize.'"