UPDATE: Murray deleted the post on Monday night, after sharing an apology on his Instagram Story.
“I got hit up with a bunch of messages, I haven’t been looking at my social media but apparently my post made some waves — in a bad way,” he said.
“I thought it was just funny. I thought it was humorous but apparently it wasn’t very humorous. I guess I’m not very funny. I was trying to be funny in a half-hearted way but everybody takes it so seriously and that’s my fault,” Murray continued. “I should know better. Tsk tsk.”
“Anyways, so I’m probably gonna have to take that down, I’m getting in trouble for it. A lot of people, at least my friends, they’re like ‘No, leave it up,’ but I mean, if it’s hurting people’s feelings, I don’t ever want to do that,” he concluded. “So anyways, good talk. Glad we could have this conversation and I’ll see ya out there.”
This story was originally published on Jan. 7 at 9:04 p.m. PT
Damn, Josh Murray!
The Bachelorette alum didn’t pull any punches while sharing well wishes for our new Bachelor, Colton Underwood, on his premiere night on Monday. Murray took to Instagram to share a throwback photo of himself proposing to his ex, Andi Dorfman, but placed a devil emoji over her face while brutally wishing that Underwood finds “an angel.” Murray proposed to Dorfman on her Bachelorette season finale in 2014, but they split less than a year later, in January 2015.
“Haterz will say it’s photoshopped … hoping the new bachelor comes away with an Angel 👼🏼 #seasonpremier #thebachelor #humor #isthisnotfunny #ok #sorrymom #watchingfootball2night #bye #doesanyonehaveasenseofhumorin2019 😘,” he captioned his post.
Murray and Dorfman have had a famously contentious relationship since their split four years ago, with Dorfman opening up about their split in her tell-all book, It’s Not Okay. Dorfman accused Murray of being an “emotional abuser,” and wrote that her involvement with him was “the most volatile and f**ked up relationship of my life.”
Murray slammed Dorfman’s tell-all in a 2017 interview with ET. “That’s her way of making money and stuff, and that’s great, and if I’ve got to be the fall guy for everything in whatever her stories are, then whatever,” he said, adding that the “worst lies” have been told about him.
“It’s a shame that somebody would have to stoop to that level to make money and have a career, putting someone else down,” he said. “I have no intentions of ever seeing her or talking to her again.”
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