Controversy over The Bachelorette’s engagement
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Another season for Becca Kufrin’s reality show ‘The Bachelorette‘ has come to an end. And the reality star is happy with her fiance Garrett Yrigoyen. But a lot many viewers do not seem satisfied with the winner of season 14. Apparently, it is due to some huge social media controversy that surfaced earlier during the season.
Garrett Yrigoyen who defeated the runner-up Blake Horstmann received the first impression rose on night one. But he was not just popular on the show for that matter. Some of his off-screen social media activity resurfaced that got him a lot of attention from the public. According to his history of liking posts on Instagram, Garrett Yrigoyen has interest in mocking Parkland high school students, liberal women, trans people and undocumented immigrants.
Now that a lot of people geared up against Garrett Yrigoyen, he issued out an apology. Taking full responsibility for his Instagram likes, he said that he was sorry to everyone he offended through them and that he learned valuable life lessons, and was taking steps to become a better person. Also, he was trying to grow and be more educated.
However, this was not the only controversy for ‘The Bachelorette’ this year. Halfway through this season, it was revealed that one candidate named Lincoln Adim was previously proven to be as assaulter. Now that a candidate was convicted of battery in an incident from 2016, questions arose on the reality show’s background checks for its candidates. Regarding this, the ABC executive Rob Mills shared that background checks were led by Warner Bros. TV- the studio behind ‘The Bachelorette’ and that the checks are leveled up to avoid any similar casting mishaps in the future.
So naturally, considering all this many fans were unhappy with Becca Kufrin’s decision to marry Garrett Yrigoyen. However, the star claimed that she was open to meeting people from all backgrounds. And she hoped that her fans would do the same. Even though she did not approve of his Instagram posts, she believes her fiance means his apology and his genuinely growing.
It looks like Becca Kufrin is giving Garrett Yrigoyen a chance. And so should we all. The couple has shared some future plans, but marriage is not to be seen anytime soon.