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The Bachelorette's Garrett Yrigoyen Apologizes for 'Hurtful & Offensive' Social Media History

The Bachelorette's Garrett Yrigoyen Apologizes for 'Hurtful & Offensive' Social Media History

The Bachelorette contestant Garrett Yrigoyen is addressing the controversy surrounding his social media history.

After it was revealed earlier this week that the 29-year-old contestant was found to be liking tweets mocking undocumented immigrants, a student from Parkland, trans people, Garrett is apologizing for the “hurtful and offensive” content.

“I am sorry to those who I offended, and I also take full responsibility for my ‘likes’ on Instagram that were hurtful and offensive,” Garrett wrote on his new Instagram account. He had deleted his former account after the reports. “I decided to take it down and start fresh because I have learned an extremely valuable lesson and am taking steps to grow, become more educated, and be a better version of myself.”

This season’s Bachelorette Becca Kufrin addressed the controversy saying “everyone is entitled to their own opinions.”

“I am not the negative labels people are associating me with,” Garrett continued. “I do not want my social media to define who I am, and I will take better care moving forward to support all walks of life.”

You can read Garrett‘s full statement in the gallery.

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