"I can not blame anyone for what they believe and who wants to say that whatever anyone really likes is what they believe in when they just type twice," says the ABC reality star the Instagram story of the candidate Garrett Yrigoyen.
Becca Kufrin addresses the controversy that quickly enveloped her brand-new season of The Bachelorette . Garrett Yrigoyen, Frontrunner, had liked a number of seditious social media posts.
After the Monday premiere of her cycle of the ABC reality show, she was reported early. The candidate from Reno, Nevada, is said to have liked Immagam posts mocking undocumented immigrants, liberal feminists and the Trans community, as well as posts disseminating misinformation about Parkland, Florida, David Hogg. The Instagram account, reportedly owned by Garrett, has since been cleared, but the activity has been recorded with screengrabs and shared by former participant Ashley Spivey on Twitter.
ABC and show producer Warner Bros. declined to comment at the beginning of the week, further fueling widespread media coverage. When Garrett's publicist acts as the network does for all candidates during the show, the candidate is unlikely to be able to address the situation until its elimination – unless the conversation is picked up later in the season. Traditionally, the contestants are not provided for pressing until they leave the show. (Garrett was not released for comment on Thursday THR .)
Instead, Becca addresses the situation. Speaking at Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, Garrett's social media activities and possible political beliefs did not seem to be news to Becca, who actively supported Hillary Clinton and participated in Women's March
" I want audiences to be open to all, and I want them to go through this season with me and watch my love story unfold with all these men, "she said ET (video below) when she was specifically asked about the Garrett development. "Because I went on this journey so people say and do things, I've done things in the past that I'm sure was not the best."
She continued, "I can not judge anyone for what he believes and who says anything anyone likes is really what they believe in when they just type [a picture on Instagram] I can not I am a strong woman and I believe in certain things, but again that is what is so great about our country that everyone is entitled to their own opinions. "
Becca said That if an argument against political beliefs came up, they would confront "the man" Dating: "We have a discussion about it, we would go into it and we would find a solution."
During the premiere episode, Garrett received Becca's "first impression" of Rose and the bachelorette's only kiss. In the interview, Becca repeated her quick feelings for the medical sales representative, who impressed her by arriving in a minivan. "I liked that Garrett could be lit up and laugh about the future of being a dad and having the minivan," she said.
The last three seasons of have seen the Bachelorette the candidate who received the first impression Rose continues to win the entire season. After Becca has already announced that she is engaged to her winner and points to Garrett's early predictions – including the self-proclaimed "Rosetradamus" Jimmy Kimmel – the interest in hearing his side of the story will only grow.
Now Becca has shared her side, it sounds like the situation was at least addressed, if not resolved, when The Bachelorette continues broadcasting – whether she plays in the actual season or on one of the live specials Host Chris Harrison, as the season runs out, remains to be seen.
Franchise spoiler blogger Steve Carbone spoke with Spivey about her involvement in the Garrett story for his reality Steve Podcast which was released on Thursday. Spivey explained that she had received the screen grabs from someone else who had filmed Garrett's activities from October 2017 until his demise to film the season. The person saw Garrett's activities because they followed him on Instagram. Spivey says that after confirming the activity with three other people who followed him, she shared the pictures on Twitter. She says that Garrett erased his account shortly after being posted.
Spivey says she has decided to share Garrett's activities because of the type of posts he liked. "These posts condemn me, I do not see anyone like those sentences or think they're funny," she explained. There is no room in this world for this kind of hateful post. "
She and Carbone agreed that Garrett must ultimately self-explain." There is no excuse for this kind of ignorance. I do not judge him because I think people can change. I hope people's reaction will lead him to think twice about finding such things funny. "19659003] She also defended ABC and showed the producer that she missed and explained the activity in her social media review How difficult it is to track what a person likes on Instagram.
After racist tweets from a candidate to Rachel Lindsay The Bachelorette was unearthed during the show in 2017, the franchise announced plans The contestant, Lee Garrett, was eliminated earlier in the season and eventually addressed his posts and behavior during the reunion show at the end of the season, with the difference being that Lee's insulting posts published on his own Twitter account.