“The Bachelor” contestant who obtained a leg up on her competitors throughout the premiere is now taking severe warmth on-line, and it is compelled her to apologize for some resurfaced tweets defending a blackface costume.
Greer Blitzer, who obtained the primary impression rose on Monday night time’s episode, virtually instantly discovered herself the goal of Twitter sleuths who dug up her posts from 2016. Tuesday she responded by admitting she “used misguided arguments on Twitter to defend a pupil who wearing Blackface as Tupac for Halloween.”
Greer says she desires to apologize “to these I’ve damage, particularly these inside the Black group” — claiming she is not sorry due to the screenshots, however as a result of she had these opinions within the first place.
ICYMI, Twitter customers discovered a handful of Greer’s tweets — which she’s now deleted — in protection of a buddy at Lamar High School in Houston who put black paint on her face … allegedly as a part of an initiation ceremony.
Greer claimed these concerned had no clue what blackface was — or its historic significance — including somebody placing white powder on their face would not be as massive of a deal.
This is not the primary racial controversy Bachelor Nation has confronted — you will recall, finalist Erich Schwerapologized after a yearbook photograph of him dressed as Jimi Hendrix got here to mild … and Chris Harrison referred to as it quits after dealing with backlash for defending Rachael Kirkconnell‘s antebellum-themed images on an outdated plantation.