Entertainment The Bachelor's Taylor Nolan Apologizes for 'Hurtful' Past Tweets: 'They Were Wrong'
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alum Taylor Nolan is apologizing for past insensitive tweets that recently resurfaced on social media.
The, 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. 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."
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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The Bachelor‘s executive producers condemned the actions of fans who harassed former The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay off Instagram following her interview with Chris Harrison. “Rachel has received an unimaginable amount of hate and has been subjected to sever online bullying, which, more often than not, has been rooted in racism,” the executive producers wrote in a statement posted to the official Bachelor Nation Twitter account. “That is totally unacceptable.
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 condemnedfor his with former Bachelorette 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 and wearing Native American attire . (Kirkconnell has since issued an and asked those defending her actions to " .")
Harrison quickly received backlash for his failure to denounce Kirkconnell's acts of racism anda couple of days later before announcing he will be " " from the franchise for an unspecified amount of time.
Nolan was among many to support Lindsay — who has sinceover online harassment from fans — and criticize Harrison after the interview. Nolan even , 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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In a brief snippet of his upcoming interview Thursday morning, "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison apologized again for his comments that defended a "Bachelor" contestant who appeared in racially insensitive photos. "It was a mistake," Harrison said in an interview that will air Thursday morning on "Good Morning America," which you can watch above. "I made a mistake. I am an imperfect man. I made a mistake and I own that." Thursday's "GMA" interview,"It was a mistake," Harrison said in an interview that will air Thursday morning on "Good Morning America," which you can watch above. "I made a mistake. I am an imperfect man. I made a mistake and I own that.
Nolan was also among the Bachelor franchise stars on Saturday who showed their support for Emmanuel Acho, who has been tapped toto discuss the outcome of current season starring , the franchise's first Black lead.
"Can I get an amen?" sheafter the news broke.
In 2017, Nolan vyed for the heart ofon season 21 of The Bachelor. She later returned on season 4 of that summer and left , but the two after the show.
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