The Bachelorette Has Responded to Controversy Over Frontrunner's Apparently Bigoted Social Media History

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This season’s Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin, has commented on the controversy over one of the reality show’s early frontrunners. The suitor in question, Garrett Yrigoyen, was seen to have liked some bigoted content on social media (mocking trans people and immigrants), as well as spreading falsities about Parkland, Florida shooting survivor David Hogg (that tired line about him being a “crisis actor”).


Kufrin addressed Yrigoyen’s critics, saying:

“I can’t fault anyone for what they believe, and who’s to say that anything that anyone likes is truly what they believe in if they just double tap. I can’t speak to that because it’s not me. I am a strong woman and I do believe in certain things, but again, that’s what’s so great about our country is that everyone is entitled to their own opinions.”

You heard it here first: nothing matters.


Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski has yet to apologize for his guacamole abomination, but he has admitted to ignorance with regards to his apparent endorsement of Dolce & Gabbana on Wednesday, when he posted an Instagram video of himself getting fitted for the brand’s upcoming show.

D&G has been controversial for a while now, most recently for outfitting First Lady Melania Trump. In 2015, Stefano Gabbana said in an interview that he and Domenico Dolce opposed adoption by same-sex couples and IVF pregnancies.

Porowski thanked his fans for bringing these issue to his attention:

“With public collaborations come social responsibility. Thank you for bringing to my attention that larger conversations and rigorous vetting need to take place before aligning with certain brands. I am always open to a peaceful discussion or gentle feedback, not only as a voice for LGBTQIA persons but as a human who cares for equal rights. for ALL of us.”



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“I personally believe that U. S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don’t have opinions and, uh, I believe that our opinions, like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should—our opinions over here in the U. S. should help the U. S., uh, or, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq, and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.”