'The Bachelorette' star Hannah Brown talks about Luke Parker's apparent attempt to sex-shame her
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/18/2019
The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown is opening up about the upcoming dramatic scene in which she was apparently sex-shamed by Luke Parker, as shown in an extended season trailer that aired following Monday night's episode on ABC.
"'I've had sex and Jesus still loves me' is probably one of the most dramatic moments [of the season]," Hannah toldEntertainment Tonight in a new interview.
"My faith, that is a big huge part of me, and a lot of times people get Christianity and religion messed up. Because your faith should be something personal in a relationship and it's not to judge others."
In the Season 15 trailer for The Bachelorettethat aired Monday, Luke P. was shown sitting down with Hannah and proceeding to tell her that if she had sex with other bachelors, he wouldn't be interested in pursuing their relationship any further.
The trailer seemed to pretty much confirm that Luke manages to remain on The Bachelorette until Hannah's overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
When asked to confirm that she felt judged or shamed by Luke in that moment, Hannah replied on ET, "Yes, and it's like regardless of anything that I've done, that people might think, 'Oh, well, that deserves a scarlet letter,' - that's not how it works."
"Like, I can do whatever -- I sin daily, and Jesus still loves me," Hannah continued. "Like it's all washed... And if the Lord doesn't judge me, and it's all forgiven, then no other man, woman, animal -- anything, anything -- can judge me!"
"Nobody is going to judge me, I won't stand for it. I'm going to speak my mind about it," Hannah explained. "It's really my like, power play moment. Like [I'm] not playing anymore."
When looking back on that heated conversation in which Hannah apparently yelled at Luke for being out of line, Hannah told ET, "I think I got it all out... made it pretty crystal clear. You would think -- but, we'll see."
"Honestly, my faith has grown so much and I've realized like what a relationship with the Lord is really about -- I don't have to carry that. To ever have anybody make me feel that way, it's a little messed up and I'm not going to stand for that," she concluded.
During the teaser trailer forThe Bachelorettethat aired following the latest episode, Luke broached the conversation about intimacy in a very blunt and direct manner, which Hannah seemed to appreciate at first.
Hannah decided not to give Luke a rose during their one-on-one date in Scotland, but after he begged for a second chance and promised to communicate his feelings better, Hannah eventually gave him a rose during the episode's Rose Ceremony.
Luke is also disliked by all of his fellow bachelors, and Hannah has been trying to get to the bottom of his true character and find out whether their relationship has any depth besides a strong physical connection.