Why he decided to go on this crusade against the show still isn't totally clear, but it seems to have to do with a conversation with his mom, who is very well to-do and acquires intellectual property rights for just about everyone
. Her familiarity with Hollywood and its loopholes is probably the reason why he said he "negotiated a lot of it
," regarding his contract with ABC. It comes at a time, however, of criticism of the current season
of the Bachelor
and its choice of especially toxic contestants, namely villain Victoria Larson
. Barbour alleged in his Q&A that though the show has spoken publicly about being anti-bullying, they encourage it on the show and reward "villains" in many ways, including vital "screen time."