I hope you are sit. A Bachelor candidate was called out for his racist past. Over the past few seasons, it’s become a predictable part of the show’s meta-drama, and this year it happened in record time.
Less than 24 hours ago, Greer Blitzer, who won Zach Shallcross’ first impression rose, posted photos of rose-frosted confections, apparently in celebration of Monday night season 27 premiere. On Tuesday, before Hulu viewers even had a chance to catch a glimpse of the episode, Blitzer added an apology from the Notes app to her Instagram story, saying she was wrong to defend the episode. use of blackface in a Halloween costume.
“The journey to love is filled with lessons and those lessons are also made on our journey of growth,” she wrote. “In my past, I have made uneducated, ignorant and downright false comments on my social media accounts. In particular, in 2016, I used flawed arguments on Twitter to defend a student who had dressed as Blackface in Tupac for Halloween.
In September, a Reddit The user had posted screenshots purporting to show images of Blitzer’s tweets in which she explained in someone’s replies why it was wrong to get mad at a white person’s case for wearing blackface. “The students involved didn’t even know what blackface was, so that’s exactly what I meant. It wasn’t an intentional racist act,” one tweet read. painted black because she felt superior to black [people]another said. A third said: “Put white powder on your face is not okay either. It didn’t make the headlines, did it?” Additional photos in the same Reddit post appear to show Blitzer wearing a Trump/Pence sticker and supporting Trump’s lead over Hillary Clinton on election night in 2016.
In her message on Monday, Blitzer apologized to people she had hurt, “especially those in the black community,” and said she was not just saying sorry because she was taken, but because she regretted ever having “shared”. these opinions harmful at all.
“Time and age don’t excuse my actions, but it doesn’t reflect who I am today,” she continued. “I do not support or condone the damaging views and behaviors I have shared at this stage of my life and will forever regret making these offensive remarks.”
Before it all quickly fell apart, we knew Blitzer was the bubbly — albeit somewhat squeaky — winner of Zach’s first impression. His decision caused an epic reaction of disgust for Charity. We knew she was a 24-year-old medical rep from Houston, who spoke about herself in the third person, brought Zach coffee “from New York” for her intro gimmick, and still wanted to move to Austin – where Zach lives (Yay!).
A contestant’s milkshake-dodge, often to a collective public reaction of “I knew it,” is well-trodden territory, even if it usually takes more than one night. In 2017, during Rachel Lindsay’s season as the first Black Bachelorette, it was revealed about a week after the premiere that contestant Lee Garrett posted several blatantly. offensive tweets, including sharing a petition calling for the Black Lives Matter movement to be defined as a terrorist group. In 2018, we learned that contestant Garret Yrigoyen liked a bunch of offensive memes, including those who mock trans women and call Parkland Shooting survivors “crisis actors.” He apologized and the bachelor Becca Kufrin chose him as her future husband. They broke up in 2020 after Yrigoyen supported the blue following the murder of George Floyd. Last year it was revealed that Gabby Windey’s chosen guy, Erich Schwer, had himself appeared in blackface in his high school yearbook. The image surfaced shortly before the finale aired – where he proposed to Gabby. (They’ve also since broken up.) He apologized at the time, saying, in part, “What I thought at the time was a representation of my love for Jimi Hendrix, was nothing but than ignorance.”