The Bachelorette bad boy Lee Garrett was put in the hotspot during Monday's The Men Tell All special and asked outright if he was racist.
The 30-year-old singer-songwriter was already obviously uneasy as he came on the special ready to apologize to pro wrestler Kenny 'Pretty Boy Pitbull' King for sparking the season's ugliest feud.
But host Chris Harrison insisted he could see Lee 'literally shaking in your boots' as he was repeatedly confronted over whether or not he was a racist and misogynist.
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Even the Bachelorette herself, Rachel Lindsay, confronted him over his views, telling him: 'Please know that you could exit stage left and meet me stage left and I'd be more than happy to give you a black history lesson, a lesson on women's rights.'
The Nashville singer squirmed in the hot seat as previous tweets he wrote were shown, including one where he advised guys to get a dog rather than a girlfriend, and another asking: 'When is the last time you actually saw a pretty Feminist?'
But most damningly, he was confronted over his previous tweet about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that said: 'What's the difference between the NAACP and the KKK? One has a sense of shame to cover their racist a** faces.'
'For me to just read that out loud makes me feel unbelievably uncomfortable,' Chris insisted, asking Lee: 'How do you feel about it?'
The hotspot: Lee Garrett was in the hotspot as he was confronted about being racist
Racist tweet: Tweets that Lee posted were shown to the studio audience
The host: Chris Harrison asked Lee about his tweets and behavior on the show
'I feel like I have a lot to learn in that area, and I feel like I said things that I should not have said,' he replied. 'They were inconsiderate.'
But he was not let off easily, with Kenny quickly asking: 'Everybody's sorry when they got caught — if you didn't get caught would you still be sorry?'
Prosecuting attorney Josiah, 28, then came up to the center of the room to join Lee on the hot seat area and confront him directly.
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'I want you to articulate to all of us why did you come on a show where the Bachelorette was an African-American woman, if on the other hand you're tweeting about groups of black people who fought and died so I can be on the stage next to you?' he asked him passionately.
'People came before me so I can go to the same school like you, so I can drink from the fountain like you, so if you're comparing them to the KKK, people who hung my ancestors, why are you trying to date a woman who looks like me?' he asked as Lee silent listened.
'I don't like racism at all,' Lee insisted. 'It bothers me morally, it bothers me inside. I don't like it. When I woke up and I saw that those came out — it hurt me a lot. And I started thinking about how reckless…'
Face to face: Josiah came down to confront Lee directly
He was yet again pressed harder by the other guys from the season, with Will asking if he was hurt by the tweets being made public or what he actually said, and Josiah and DeMario Jackson asking why he did not tweet a denouncement once the old tweets were highlighted.
'I do denounce those tweets,' Lee stressed, while still insisting he 'did not intend it to come out the way that it did' and that the joke was cut in half and not fully explainable.
'It's hard for me to fathom that you are somebody other than somebody that has racist views,' Josiah told him, to which Lee meekly replied: 'I understand where you're coming from, from seeing that and not knowing me. I was being irresponsible in what I put out.'
Tweets denounced: Lee denounced his tweets while insisting they were meant in jest
He was continually pressed, with the guys not happy with his repeated claims that he had a lot to 'learn' and saying: 'If I hurt anybody in any kind of way with a bad joke — I apologize.'
Anthony, 26, pushed him harder still, saying he felt Lee has 'a racism that is ingrained in your behavior to the point of invisibility this still pushing you to behave in a certain way towards Kenny, towards Will, towards me, in a way that you don't even recognize,' asking him bluntly: 'So are your actions motivated by racist thoughts?'
With everyone still dissatisfied with his response, Chris admitted that it would be 'a hard thing to say that you were or are a racist,' but still asked Lee bluntly: 'Do you recognize the misogynistic comments, the sexism, and the racism, whether it's in your past or still there?'
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'I am grateful that I have people in my life now that make me not like I was when I made a racist comment,' Lee replied, to moans from the other guys, with him finally adding: 'I completely denounce that, and I denounce that Lee, and I … I want to learn.'
Pressed again, he admitted: 'I am sorry for saying things when I was not educated, and ignorant, and those subjects.'
He eventually got respect from the other guys when he finally admitted: 'That tweet was racist and I denounce it.'
Respect granted: The other guys finally gave Lee some respect after he admitted to a racist tweet and denounced it
Anthony was first to accept the apology and offer his help — with Kenny then putting an end to their feud and stepping up to shake Lee's hand and give a hug.
'If you're willing to take that step and change yourself and be a better person, then I am willing to stay along with my brothers and help you do so,' he told him.
Lee told them: 'I came on to learn and I made mistakes. I appreciate even through that all, even with doubt, you guys are reaching out to help
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'And it says a lot and it sets an example to me to be a better friend and person too. And I appreciate that.'
Kenny -- who had insisted he did not feel their feud