Every rose has its thorn…
As we reported, according to screenshots shared by former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey, current Bachelorette contestant Garrett Yrigoyen — who won Becca Kufrin’s first impression rose — reportedly liked several social media posts mocking trans people, undocumented immigrants, left-wing women, and Parkland high school shooting survivor David Hoggs.
On Wednesday, in an interview with E! News, Kufrin responded to the controversy by telling the publication:
“I’ve heard a little bit about it these past couple days… I’ve just been so busy traveling around the country with press that I haven’t really been able to read too much up on it, but everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and at the end of the day I wanted to go on this journey to open up myself and have people see my love story unfold and I would hope that they would stay open and respect me but also stay open and respect these 28 guys that went along on the journey with me.”
While filming the hit ABC show, Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s ex and her suitors were not allowed to use phones or computers. Because of this, the reality TV starlet was able to get “a much better picture of who these 28 guys” are.
“It’s different, but it’s nice in a way, because I was truly getting to know these guys for them, and hav[ing] conversations face to face with them about things that were important to me… So I feel like I got a much better picture of who these 28 guys were, as opposed to just looking on their social media and trying to make a decision of who they were by not talking to them.”
At the end of the day, Becca is going to do whatever she wants, whether you like it or not!
“People form their own opinions, but at the end of the day, I know who I am and my friends and family know the type of person who i am, and I can only hope the guys feel that same way. It’s going to be tough. I think social media is a huge presence in our lives these days. There’s no getting around that fact. It’s difficult for people to say certain things about any of these guys, and so I would really just hope that they watch the entire journey and get to know them for who they really are.”
There you have it…[Image via Garrett Yrigoyen/Instagram/Judy Eddy/WENN.]
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