A whole lot of smack has been talked about Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins in the past 24 hours, both on telly and in social media, and the former Bachelor isn’t running from it this time ’round.

The athlete famously vanished after ditching both girls at the end of his season last year, even cancelling appearances and signings in the wake of the scandal.

After disappearing into obscurity, the drama was brought up once again in the trailers for Bachelor In Paradise which teased a secret that Brooke Blurton had about him.

In last night’s premiere episode, Brooke revealed that the reason why she left The Bachelor last year before Nick could give his decision was because he allegedly told her that he didn’t plan on choosing anyone in the finale.

“My last date with Nick, we were on a motorbike,” she told her fellow Honey Badger contestants.

“I thought maybe I would be the girl at the end, but he stopped the cameras and smothered his mic to tell me that he wasn’t gonna pick anyone in the end.”

Following the shock revelation, Nick’s Instagram account was inundated with hateful comments from critics who slammed him for leading the girls on.

As the furious statements started to pour in, one fan suggested that Badge turn off his comments, as most celebs do when they’ve become embroiled in scandal.

“You need to turn off your comments!” The fan insisted, to which Nick responded, “Don’t hide from life mate, own your decisions.”

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Gotta give the man props for owning his shit.