After a great deal of misogynistic rambling on Monday night, Luke Parker finally apologized to Hannah Brown.
The polarizing suitor did issue a mea culpa of some kind for his behavior toward The Bachelorette this season toward the end of the Men Tell All special.
And now? About a full day since it aired? Luke has made the same gesture toward someone else…
In a lengthy Instagram post shared after the aforementioned special aired — and therefore after he was trashed by fellow contestants as a liar and a psychopath – Luke wrote the following:
"I want you all to know why I went on this TV show and why I went back for @alabamahannah after she sent me home. I never wanted to go on the show to begin with, my sister in law @hleaparker22 signed me up and I kept an open mind."
Parker is referring here to how he crashed Hannah’s rose ceremony even after she sent him home.
This was a first in Bachelorette history — and the move earned Parker endless rebuke from viewers and other suitors alike.
Continuing in his latest social media post, Luke explained how he was drawn to Hannah back when she was a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor.
"Going through the interview process I watched Colton’s season and a beautiful southern girl stood out to me during the intro videos.
"She told the cameras she respected Colton’s virginity and that it was super appealing to her that he was a virgin, and was the bachelor because sex was a big deal to her."
Previously on this season, Luke had opened up about he was a major player in college… but then had an epiphany after God spoke to him in the shower one day and has been celibate for the last four years.
Hence, in his mind, why Parker so often tried to shame Hannah for how close she got other men throughout her Bachelorette journey.
When she finally admitted to having slept with two of them in Fantasy Suites, Parker really laid into Hannah and she finally sent him home.
With a middle finger extended.
As you can read about directly above, Parker and Brown then got into a heated argument about faith, religion and intercourse via Twitter.
These were the same topics Luke tackled in his Instagram message, too.
Citing Brown’s introduction again on The Bachelor, he wrote:
I saw her Instagram and in her bio read “I love Jesus with my whole heart”, I was sold and if I was going on this TV show it was for her.
I also noticed she told Colton how she wanted to be a wife of Noble character.
I knew she was quoting Proverbs 31 which gave me the impression there is a way God could use this show… yes, even the “Bachelorette” as a way to bring him Glory.
So there you have it, we suppose.
Luke Parker appeared on The Bachelorette because God called him to do so in order to honor Him.
In that sense, Luke must think he failed.
"The first night I made her a Proverbs 31 bracelet then explained to her that I noticed what she said to Colton and I knew where it came from and how important my faith was to me," writes Luke now, adding:
"Shortly after that, I get the first impression rose."
Hannah was often criticized for how openly she talked this season about both sex and Christianity, prompting her to fire back at her haters at one point.
"I am standing firm in believing that maybe God wants to use a mess like me to point to His goodness and grace. But dang, it’s hard," she wrote on Instagram last month, adding at the time:
"The amount of hate I and the men on this journey with me receive…it’s chilling to know so many people want to spread hurt so recklessly.
"We all fall short of the glory of God…we just happen to do it on national television."
It’s hard not to wonder how God is feeling right now, you know? Seeing His name bantered about in such aa manner on The Bachelorette.
Back to Parker, however:
He insists once again that Brown is lying and she told him on the show that she would NOT sleep with anyone during the season.
On my hometown date I brought Hannah to a bible study with my college church group, where I shared my story of how God transformed my life and gave me a desire to live my life for him in obedience, that included waiting until marriage for sex.
Hannah on the date, stands up and tells the group her story of how she was convicted to live a life in pursuit of Jesus.
She also told them that she wasn’t going to use the fantasy suites for sex but for conversation, no matter how @abcnetwork made it look.
If Hannah really said this, and then went back on her word by sleeping with someone in a windmill twice, why did Parker return to the series after Brown refused to give him a rose?
Concludes Luke on Instagram:
I had to go back and fight for her.
I believed in my heart she was making the biggest mistake of her life based on what she was telling me, I wanted her to know that we could get through this and I was here for her.
That’s not at all condescending, Luke. You may want to revise your views on women and their capabilities of thinking for themselves.
Just a suggestion, man.
Oh, and here’s another suggestion: Go take a long walk off a short pier.