The Bachelorette was forced to discuss politics.
A preview for the finale obtained by Entertainment Tonight has even shown Becca crying to the cameras, "I feel awful". Why else defend him so vigorously?
He was sent home by Bachelorette Becca Kufrin on night one for being "too nervous". But please never ever mention anything to do with actual political opinions.
As for wedding bells, Yrigoyen said that it might be a while before they make it to the altar. Yrigoyen then stepped in with a practiced reply. She lets him give his speech and when he asks her, "Will you let me spend the rest of my life making you smile?" "Some stuff came out about my social media, and I didn't realize the effect behind a double tap or a like on Instagram".
"I am sorry to those who I offended, and I also take full responsibility for my "likes" on Instagram that were hurtful and offensive", he wrote. "I didn't mean to offend anyone". I truly thought that if it came down to me proposing, that she wouldn't say no. In fact, Becca said it forced them to have hard conversations and actually brought them closer together."It's a challenge that we had to overcome, and it's been a hurdle, but we have pushed through, and we have talked about it", Becca said.Though Becca may have bought Garrett's apology, fans? "It makes our relationship so much stronger, and we continue to grow together".
If you only watched the show and read nothing at all about what Yrigoyen's "Instagram situation" actually was, this segment would give you no further knowledge about what happened.
Yrigoyen's history of liking posts that mocked Parkland high school students, liberal women, trans people and undocumented immigrants were dug up after he was cast. I did not mean any harm by any of it.
In a sneak peek of the season premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise", the two are reunited on the beach in Mexico. "She's helping me through everything, we've been honest, open and transparent with each other since the beginning". He added that he was anxious he was going to lose Becca over the controversy, and that he doesn't stand by the posts.
Becca looked over at Garrett expectantly. "People that are anxious care, and they care deeply", she says.
Blake, sweating profusely and very confused (especially since Becca kept telling him that she'd pictured him as the last man standing up until quite recently), left her with the words, "I love you". Any overtly political subject feels so out-of-bounds, so completely anathema to the show's false veneer of inhuman romance, that brushing up against the hint of politics feels like a shock. It's deeply entrenched in the politics of marginalizing people of color, celebrating and prioritizing privilege, and reinforcing stereotypes of gender and romance. But it's not at all surprising that The Bachelorette responded to that scandal by ignoring everything political about it.