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Entertainment The Bachelor's Taylor Nolan Apologizes for 'Hurtful' Past Tweets: 'They Were Wrong'

18:50  01 march  2021
18:50  01 march  2021 Source:   people.com

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The Bachelor alum Taylor Nolan is apologizing for past insensitive tweets that recently resurfaced on social media.

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The tweets, originally posted between 2011 and 2012 when Nolan, 27, was a teenager, circulated over the weekend on Reddit and Twitter. In the original posts, Nolan insulted minority groups such as Jews, Asian Americans and Indians. She also used several homophobic and fat phobic slurs.

On Sunday, Nolan apologized in a 30-minute video she posted on Instagram. Alongside the video, she posted a lengthy caption in which she reiterated her regret over the decade-old tweets.

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"My tweets from ten years ago are s----y, they suck, they were wrong, and are hurtful," Nolan captioned her video. "I want to be clear that they don't take away from the work I do today, they are literally how I got here to doing this work. If you're gonna take the time and energy to scroll through ten years of my tweets then please take your time to listen to this video. I never deleted those tweets for a reason because they've been a part of my ~journey~ since way before going the bachelor."

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She continued, "To my fellow BIPOC community and the other folks who I harmed in those tweets, I see you, I hope you see me, we are in this together and I'm sorry I didn't always stand with you. I'm sorry I centered my whiteness and the whiteness around me. I'm sorry I wasn't better then, but I am here now and will always be."

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Nolan, who has been vocal about the need for diversity on the ABC franchise over the past years, went on to say that the tweets "do not invalidate my work today and I will always be open to hearing how to do better from my BIPOC counterparts."


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"I hope you can consider giving me some of ~grace~ you push so hard for white bachelor alum to receive for things they have in the recent past or present time said and done that were harmful…for the work I've been doing the last ten years and currently to unpack internalized racism and fight against things like fat phobia and white supremacy," she added.

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Nolan's apology following the resurfaced tweets comes after she and many Bachelor Nation members condemned Chris Harrison for his controversial Extra interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay last month. In the interview, Harrison, 49, was asked about current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's resurfaced social media posts that showed racist behavior, including attending an Antebellum South-themed party and wearing Native American attire as a costume. (Kirkconnell has since issued an apology and asked those defending her actions to "please stop.")

Harrison quickly received backlash for his failure to denounce Kirkconnell's acts of racism and apologized a couple of days later before announcing he will be "stepping aside" from the franchise for an unspecified amount of time.

Nolan was among many to support Lindsay — who has since deleted her Instagram over online harassment from fans — and criticize Harrison after the interview. Nolan even called for the longtime host to be fired, writing on Instagram over the weekend, "He should not be allowed to hold this position, for many reasons, but especially after the abuse and aggression towards Rachel Lindsay in that unedited 13min interview and for his honest and passionate defense of racism."

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Nolan was also among the Bachelor franchise stars on Saturday who showed their support for Emmanuel Acho, who has been tapped to host the upcoming After the Final Rose special to discuss the outcome of current season starring Matt James, the franchise's first Black lead.

"Can I get an amen?" she wrote on Instagram after the news broke.

In 2017, Nolan vyed for the heart of Nick Viall on season 21 of The Bachelor. She later returned on season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise that summer and left engaged to Derek Peth, but the two split after the show.

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