Why did 'The Bachelor' censor a fully clothed contestant?

Why Did 'The Bachelor' Censor a Fully Clothed Contestant?

There was some bizarre and inexplicable censorship on "The Bachelor" Monday night.

In case you missed it, the awkward situation happened to Jill. She was wearing a bikini bottom on the show, but her backside was blacked out with a censoring box. Now, if she was wearing a thong bikini or something super inappropriate, that would be one thing -- but her front was blocked out, too.

Jillian herself seemed equally baffled, saying on Twitter that she was wearing a normal bathing suit bottom. Twitter users had a field day speculating about what went wrong, but the black boxes didn't end there.

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Why are they black barring Jillian's bikini bottom? Did they not let her bring a razor? #TheBachelor
Is it even a bikini if they have to blur out both the back AND the front??? And if you're cold, how about pants...#TheBachelor
I expected the censor bar on the back of that girl's tiny bikini. I did NOT expect the censor bar in the front. #TheBachelor
My idea of hell would be a date where I had to wear a bikini and no cover up. #TheBachelor
Omg if ABC has to black box your bottom AND front as you run around #TheBachelor compound, you are NOT going to win! (Jillian)
Even Jillian's front has a black box on it! She either needs a serious waxing or to just put clothes on!!! #TheBachelor 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
The parents of the girl who had to have a black box inserted over her nether regions must be so proud. #TheBachelor
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Jillian was continually censored out, from all angles. Yep, ABC even censored her jeans. Huh?! Jillian jokingly sent out a pic of herself in jeans -- butt unblocked.

Viewers were tweeting about the seemingly excessive censoring of Jillian, and the jeans moment was especially confusing to many. If it was supposed to be a little inside joke, ABC didn't really try to get us all in on it.

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WHY DOES THIS WOMAN KEEP GETTING CENSORED WHEN SHE IS WEARING CLOTHES #TheBachelor http://t.co/zDfw4WVs96
I had a normal Bathing suit bottom from H&M #TheBachelor
Censorship?! This black box came with the suit! 👙#TheBachelor #bachelor
Regular sized bikini bigger bottom. Sorry west coast I'm a bit begin the live tweet
I will just clarify to everyone that Jillian does not have a hairy ass. #drunkgirlspeaking
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Jordan, the woman who claimed Jillian's behind was, well, hairy, took it back on Twitter, saying she was simply intoxicated when she said that.

So, all's well that end's well -- pun intended. Anyway, no comment from ABC on why Jillian's butt was so inappropriate for TV. BUTT, we'll keep you posted. Sorry.

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