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Kaitlyn Bristowe Apologizes To 'Bachelor' Contestant Chelsea Vaughn Following Her Ignorant Hair Comments

Kaitlyn Bristowe Apologizes To 'Bachelor' Contestant Chelsea Vaughn Following Her Ignorant Hair Comments

Kaitlyn Bristowe is owning up to her mistakes and is apologizing to Chelsea Vaughn after her comments she made earlier in the week on social media.

The former Bachelorette star and current Dancing With the Stars champion shared a video on her Instagram Story and referenced Chelsea‘s conversation with Matt James on The Bachelor, as they talked about the insecurities that Black women can experience with their hair.

“I was doing some research in my last video and I wanted to explain why,” she shared with her followers. “And some of you may know and some of you may not. And I think the people who maybe watched my story and didn’t catch his should also be educated, which I’m going to try and talk about right now.”

Kaitlyn says that she “selfishly stopped listening” to what Chelsea was saying in the episode and actually started to talk to boyfriend Jason Tartick about her own hair.

“I was like, ‘Yeah, there is emotional attachment. I’m so insecure about my hair,’” she said. “And I feel completely, completely ignorant. I am ignorant. I was ignorant in that moment to not listen to the rest of her story and understand the history behind why she had insecurities around her hair.”

Kaitlyn said she understands that her issues with her hair are “not comparable to Chelsea’s journey with hair and the history behind that and why she has the feeling. Chelsea’s experience is deeply ingrained in Black culture and beauty standards and I have now done so much research into what that looked like for many centuries.”

She continued, “I’m so glad that, you know, ABC is starting to share these voices and showing representation of all colors and they should do more shapes and sizes, too. You know, we can dive into that on another day.”

Just recently, Bachelor producers revealed why they added more women to the mix after the premiere.

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Posted to: Chelsea Vaughn, Kaitlyn Bristowe, The Bachelor

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