"One thing I do wanna clear up too is that Garrett and Lincoln should not be in the same sentence," Chris toldEntertainment Tonight at The Men Tell All taping, addressing those who try to compare Garrett's actions with Lincoln Adim's much more serious sex crime.
Garrett, one of Becca's Final 2 bachelors onThe Bachelorette's fourteenth season, came under fire in May for "liking" a series of Instagram jokes and memes mocking feminists, the transgender community, immigrants and even Parkland shooting survivors.
"Garrett did something that you don't agree with or that a lot of people don't agree with," Chris explained.
"And that's fine, that is your prerogative, and it might be mine too. That's not against the law. What Lincoln did was against the law. Very different."
Garrett issued a formal publicly apology for his "mindless" double taps on Instagram, and Becca defended him as well, telling ET that Bachelor Nation should give him a chance because such behavior does not reflect his true character and values.
"I have talked to Garrett, Becca has talked to Garrett, we've all talked to Garrett, and I feel he expressed himself very well," Chris insisted.
"I don't think it will be the end of it. Obviously he's still in the midst of all this, but I think he will express more about that and will probably be able to deal with it more. He's doing good, and so far, I'm satisfied with what he had to say and what he said to me personally. And again, you'll have to be the judge for yourself."
Garrett could in fact be Becca's fiance, as she revealed at the beginning of the season she's happily engaged and the competition has come down to the Nevada medical sales representative against Blake Horstmann, a sales representative from Colorado.
"Social media, I've said from a father's standpoint, is the worst thing in the world," Chris admitted to The Hollywood Reporter.
"If I could have one wish, I would take Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, all of it, and throw it in the trash. I think it continues to do more harm than good, especially now."
He later continued, "But the fact is, it's a way of our life and it's something we have to deal with on the show... It is a mob mentality of -- you're guilty, your life is ruined, it's done, you're gone. That is the scrutiny that everyone is under."