Updated 06/29/17 below:
The producers of the show “Bachelor in Paradise” have implemented a new alcohol policy for contestants on the show following the incident between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios.
With production back in full swing (minus the two contestants mentioned above), the crew is worried about a similar event happening in the future, and are really just considering the safety of the cast. They’ve implemented a two-drink-per-hour limit for the contestants. The crew will be monitoring during filming, and the bartenders also will be monitoring and regulating drink flow. There will also be food on-set at all times, presumably to offset and “absorb” the alcohol.
That’s not all though. They’re also enforcing a rule about prescription drugs. Contestants must surrender any and all prescription and over-the-counter medications, which will then be regulated and distributed as-needed by an on-set nurse.
So far from the sounds of it, the new rules are “working,” as “nothing too crazy” has happened on-set yet. But what do you think about the rule? The show, supposed to be “reality,” was known for alcohol consumption and antics that ensue. Does the new rule take that factor away from the show now, or do you think “2 drinks per hour” is reasonable, and can still be “fun?”
06-29-17 Update: We’re also catching word that contestants must ask for permission from the producers of the show before engaging in any sort of “sexual activity.” Both parties involved must tell producers that they both consent to the act, and then producers will have final say on whether or not either person is actually able to give coherent consent. Then the producers can veto the act, or allow it to continue. How embarrassing. More on that here.