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Josh Murray Laughs Off Haters: ‘The World Thinks I’m a Douchebag,’ But Amanda Stanton Doesn’t

Bad boy, don’t care. Josh Murray laughed off haters, who have been watching his stint on the new season of Bachelor in Paradise.

“It’s okay if the rest of the world thinks I’m a douchebag, as long as she likes me,” the reality star, 31, captioned an Instagram photo on Wednesday, August 10. “#SorryShesSoCuteIJustWannaEatHerFace.”

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The woman he is referring to, of course, is none other than Amanda Stanton. In the post, Murray included a screenshot of the two kissing on the ABC series. The pic appears to be taken from their first date, which aired on the August 8 episode.

Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton on 'Bachelor in Paradise.'
Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton on ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ ABC/Rick Rowell

Murray and the mom of two, 26, have yet to confirm if they are still an item. However, photos of the pair shopping in Target and attending the Orange County Fair have surfaced in recent weeks. (Stanton previously made it to the final four on Ben Higgins‘ season 20 of The Bachelor.)

Murray has been the talk of Bachelor Nation since making his BIP debut earlier this week. On his first day in paradise, he swooped in and asked Stanton on a date — just hours after she returned from a one-on-one with his No. 1 nemesis, Nick Viall. Murray beat out Viall, 35, for Andi Dorfman’s heart on season 10 of The Bachelorette. However, the couple called off their engagement five months after the finale in February 2015.

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Murray didn’t just ruffle Viall’s feathers on BIP. The former pro baseball player slammed Dorfman’s memoir, It’s Not Okay, which cast a negative light on him.

“She had some not-so-kind things to say, and it’s very unfortunate that she would depict me in such a false way,” Murray told Stanton in the episode. “It’s like, how am I supposed to comment on these excerpts that people are sending me to a fictional story, something that’s just not true at all? It’s definitely frustrating, but it doesn’t affect me until somebody asks me about it.”

Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton on 'Bachelor in Paradise.'
Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton on ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ ABC/Rick Rowell

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“I can’t comment on specific things in any kind of book that my ex has written because it’s a fictional story,” he added to the camera. “There’s stuff that’s so ludicrous — how do you comment on something like that?”

Dorfman, 29, clapped back via Twitter. “I speak two languages,” she tweeted on August 9. “English and Truth.”

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