‘Bachelorette’ Winner Addresses ‘Right Wing Instagram’ Controversy

bachelorette winner addresses right wing instagram controversy
‘Bachelorette’ Winner Addresses ‘Right Wing Instagram’ Controversy

The most recent winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” was revealed on Monday night, but it didn’t come without its fair share of drama.

Before he was a contestant on “The Bachelorette,” Garrett Yrigoyen liked several “right-wing” posts on Instagram. Some of these included memes that “mocked transgender people, immigrants and feminists.” (RELATED: People Want This ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Thrown Off The Show For His Instagram Posts)

Here are some of the posts he reportedly liked:

When he was asked whether he wanted to address the situation on last night’s finale, Garrett apologized.

“I didn’t realize the effect behind a double tap or a like on Instagram. So I put out an apology [on Instagram in May]. I didn’t mean to offend anybody. I apologize for that still,” he told host Chris Harrison. “I didn’t mean to hurt anybody’s feelings or do anything like that. So I stand by everything that I posted in my apology, and I’m just trying to grow as a person — to be a better person on a daily basis.”

“We’ve been honest and open and transparent with one another since the beginning. And when that all came out, we attacked it, because I feel like when I was liking things, it was going against what she stands for, and that made it really hard on us as a couple. So when we started talking about that, we got through that together, and we’re growing, we’re progressing, and we’re moving forward,” Yrigoyen added, saying he initially thought Becca Kufrin, his new fiancée, might break up with him over the matter.

But Kufrin said she wanted “to move forward and to learn and to grow and to continue to educate ourselves.”

Yrigoyen also apologized for the matter when the news first broke in May.

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