'Don't hide from life, Mate. Own your decisions,' Nick responded to a fan on Instagram, who had urged him to filter abusive messages.
During the premiere of the first Bachelor in Paradise episode, Brooke Blurton revealed that Nick had told her in private that 'he wasn't going to pick anyone'.
Brooke, who came third in his series before abruptly quitting, claims Nick 'stopped the cameras and smothered his microphone' to reveal his plan to her while on a one-on-one date.
Her bombshell confession prompted a new backlash against the former Bachelor star.
To make things sweeter, shortly before BIP aired, it looks like Nick took a swing at the program while anticipating the impending drama.
The rugby star captioned a video: 'Reality may have lost it’s meaning but don't lose yours. Giddy up! #bereal.'
In the clip, Nick was horseback riding in High Country, Victoria.
Last year, the former Wallabies star became one of the most despised Bachelors in Australia when he dumped both Brittany Hockley and Sophie Tieman in the Bachelor finale leaving the rest of us all hanging.