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Even former ‘Bachelor’ constestants didn’t like what went down in the finale one bit

March 6, 2018 GMT

Even former ‘Bachelor’ constestants didn’t like what went down in the finale one bit

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For the past 20+ seasons, “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison has teased each one of the season finales as “the most dramatic ever.”

(Warning: spoilers ahead)

On Monday, Harrison delivered -- and how -- as viewers were shocked when Arie Luyendyk Jr. broke up with Becca Kufrin after proposing to her just a few commercials breaks ago.

As you might expect, “Bachelor” cameras were there to capture the excrutiating moment which viewers were told took place “weeks” after the proposal in Peru was filmed. Harrison warned the audience what they were about to see was “raw” and “unedited,” but damn made sure viewers didn’t miss a thing by showing Arie and Becca K.’s reactions simultaneously on split screen.

It was excrutiating to hear “The Bachelor” tell his fiancee he was calling off their engagement because he couldn’t stop thinking about runner-up Lauren Burnham and wanted to pursue her again.

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“Are you f----- kidding me,” Becca K. said as she gave him back the giant Neil Lane engagement ring.

Cameras followed Becca K. to her room and then the bathroom as she sobbed for what seemed like an eternity (make sure that boom mic is hot so you don’t miss any of the nat sound, guys!). Meanwhile Arie, who couldn’t take a hint if it was given to him intravenously, refused to leave.

Eventually and probably contractually, Becca K. finally emerged and told him to leave no less than three more times. Finally, he did.

And scene.

While the live audience was in silent shock immediately afterwards, fans took to Twitter to accuse the show’s producers of going too far -- even for them -- and exploiting Becca K.’s emotions.

Even former “Bachelor” franchise stars weren’t happy with the show on which they found love.

“Not in agreement with this made for tv moment,” J.P. Rosenbaum, winner of “The Bachelorette” season 7, said.

Not in agreement with this made for tv moment. #thebachelorfinale— J.P. Rosenbaum (@JP_Rosenbaum) March 6, 2018

“This is just MEAN. But let’s all keep in mind these are real people with real feelings.... keep that in mind while we humiliate them,” season 11 Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe wrote.

This is just MEAN. But let’s all keep in mind these are real people with real feelings.... keep that in mind while we humiliate them. ?????????????? https://t.co/FcbIncmkdC— Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) March 6, 2018

“I don’t like this one bit. Shouldn’t have filmed,” season 17 Bachelor Sean Lowe added.

I don’t like this one bit. Shouldn’t have filmed. #thebachelor— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) March 6, 2018

“I get it. It’s a TV show,” original Bachelorette Tricia Sutter posted. “But why must you make the soon-to-be-broken-hearted vocalize just how in love they are full well knowing just how much those very words are going to slap them in the face.”

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I get it. It’s a TV show. But why must you make the soon-to-be-broken-hearted vocalize just how in love they are full well knowing just how much those very words are going to slap them in the face @BachelorABC? ???????? #itsnotnatural #itsnotcool— Trista Sutter (@tristasutter) March 6, 2018

Arie was also called out by former contestant Bekah Martinez, for sliding into her DMs after filming wrapped.

dm’ing your ex is a good look too ?? @ariejr pic.twitter.com/dRQYw6fIbZ— bekah martinez ? (@whats_ur_sign_) March 6, 2018

What happens next? Arie, Becca K. and Lauren will return for the second-part of the season finale tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.