Disney’s ‘The Bachelor’ Rocked by Another Race Scandal – Contestant Apologizes for Defending Blackface
ABC The single person Contestant Greer Blitzer has come under fire and been forced to apologize for defending her friend’s blackface costume in resurfaced social media posts.
Blitzer, who received the augmented first impression during Monday night’s episode, immediately found himself the target of online sleuths who unearthed his 2016 tweets, according to a report from TMZ.
In the tweets, Blitzer defended one of his friends from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, who put black paint on his face, allegedly participated in an initiation ceremony.
“The students involved didn’t even know what blackface was,” Blitzer said in now-deleted tweets. “It was not an intentional racist act.”
“Put white powder on your face isn’t okay either. It didn’t make the headlines, did it?” she added, appearing to comment on other paints used during the ceremony.
In a third since-deleted tweet, Blitzer said, “This previous incident was stupid but not racist. She didn’t paint herself black because she felt superior to black people.
Blitzer, who appears to have since deleted her Twitter account entirely, responded to the backlash, saying she “used flawed arguments on Twitter to defend a college student who dressed in blackface as Tupac for Halloween,” TMZ reported.
The single person The candidate added that she wanted to apologize “to those I have hurt, especially those in the black community”.
This isn’t the first time someone from The Bachelor Nation has faced the wrath of cancel culture.
In 2021, The single personRachael Kirkconnell has come under fire after discovering that in 2018 she attended an ‘Old South’ themed party where she dressed up as a Native American.
That same year, a long time Bachelor host Chris Harrison was canceled and accused of perpetuating racism after defending Kirkconnell. Months later, Harrison has left the reality TV franchise for good.
Also in 2021, fans of The single person went into a fit of rage after the franchise announced it would feature former NFL player Clayton Echard as its next season lead – because he’s a “straight, cis, white man “.
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