Bekah Martinez is speaking out on her initial reaction to Hannah Brown’s use of the N-word.
Bachelorette Hannah Brown may very well be the most hated member of Bachelor Nation as reactions to her use of the N-word continue to pour in. As we previously reported, the reality TV personality used the N-word while singing during an Instagram Live. Bachelor Nation fans instantly called her out. Some have insisted in was her initial reaction that really did not sit well with people. She backpedaled. While she has since apologized for what she said during her Instagram Live… Some are not really feeling the apology either.
Now, we’ve already reported on Rachel Lindsay’s response to Hannah Brown’s apology for saying the N-word. But, Rachel is far from the only member of the Bachelor Nation. Many other members of the Bachelor Nation have now reacted and responded. Here’s what Bekah Martinez had to say about it.
Hannah Brown issued an apology via Instagram Stories
Hannah Brown has since issued an apology for her language via her Instagram Stories. The apology reads:
“I owe you all a major apology. There is no excuse and I will not justify what I said. I have read your messages and seen the hurt I have caused. I own it all.”
She continued: “I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do better.”
Some fans of the Bachelor Nation questioned why she did not post the apology on her Instagram profile. Posting it on Instagram Stories instead will allow the apology to expire after 24 hours. Did she post it on her Stories because she is hopeful things will eventually blow over and calm down?
Bekah Martinez reacts
The Bachelor Season 22 star Bekah Martinez took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday night to react to Hannah Brown saying the N-word. Needless to say, she wasn’t happy about it.
You can’t say the N-word because black people say it. Black people reclaimed the use of a word that was used for centuries to oppress and dehumanize them. … So no, it’s not cool to just sing it along the lyrics of a song especially not ON YOUR PLATFORM WITH MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS?!! smh. it’s 2020. at least make a legitimate apology and acknowledge your behavior.”
Bekah Martinez later returned to her Instagram Stories after receiving backlash for what she said as well. She noted that she’s received a “mind blowing” amount of messages from people. Many claimed that no one should use the N-word. These people suggested this should include “black people.”
While Martinez isn’t interested in reading or responding to all of the messages she received… She did clap back via her Instagram Stories. She noted that people can’t be upset at “black people” for reclaiming a word that was used to hurt them for so long.
After meditating in the shower, she returned to her Instagram Stories again. She realized she needed to step away from calling out Hannah Brown for using the N-word. She added that she wanted to focus on educating on why “white people” should not use the N-word.
Overall, Bekah seemed to regret calling Hannah Brown out. She wishes she had the opportunity to go back and do it differently. She thinks everyone should have an opportunity to “learn and grow” about the wrong and right way to do things.
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