Former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin is speaking out. She talked with Rachel Lindsay about Garrett Yrigoyen’s controversial Instagram post. On the latest Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, Becca had an emotional conversation with Rachel Lindsay. They discussed Garrett’s post and how Rachel feels as a black woman. So, what did Becca have to say about his post?
Becca says Garrett is a good man with a good heart
US Weekly shared details about the latest podcast and what these two former leading ladies had to say. Garrett’s post showed support to police. He posted the thin blue line. Garrett didn’t do it to be mean or not support black lives. He just felt the need to also show respect to the officers who put their lives on the line everyday. He was sure to point out that he is anti-racism and anti-brutality.
Garrett has faced a lot of backlash because of his post. Now, Becca discussed the controversial post with Rachel. Becca said, “Garrett is my fiancé and I love him and to his core, I believe that he is a good person. What he posted … I don’t align with and I don’t agree with.”
She continued on saying, “I don’t think he meant it in a malicious way, I do think it was tone deaf and it was the wrong time and message and sentiment. … I’m trying to get him to see the bigger picture.”
Rachel doesn’t agree with Garrett
Becca explains that Garrett posted the support for police officers because a buddy’s partner got shot in the back of the head during the riots. He felt he needed to show support for the police too. Becca says Garrett did not mean that just cops lives matter.
Rachel says she doesn’t agree. She said, “That is what it means. That’s 100 percent what it means. I don’t care what he wrote after it.”
Rachel went on to say,
“As a black woman, it is very important for me to tell you how Garrett’s post made me feel. This is not an isolated accident with Garrett’s behavior and I never spoke about what Garrett did during your season. I never spoke about it and it was out of respect for you and your relationship. … To me, this is what Garrett thinks, this is what Garrett is. He posted a black box. He never said ‘black lives matter.’ He posted fists of every color, which to me is like, ‘Everybody, all lives.’ And then the very next post is the thin blue line with a heartfelt, thought-out caption that he said with his chest. And to me, that is what you feel and that is what you believe. I don’t think Garrett is malicious, but Garrett is what the problem is.”
Rachel told Becca Garrett is part of the problem
The former Bachelorette thinks Garrett is part of the problem with his thinking. She said she would rather someone be racist than to share the same mindset as Garrett.
She said, “Garrett’s post is the problem and the thinking that went into it. You don’t think black people have law enforcement in their family? … It’s very selfish and it is your white privilege to think that that is the message that you need to put out when black people are just suffering in such a huge way in this country.”
Rachel is very outspoken and has been pushing for The Bachelor franchise to be more diverse. In fact, she has even said if things don’t change she will leave the franchise permanently.
Becca spoke out more following the podcast
Becca went to Instagram following the podcast to share more thoughts. She has a lot to say. In one part she said, “This conversation was the hardest, most uncomfortable, but important ones that we’ve had. I value my friendship with Rachel. I also value my partnership with Garrett. So this is really effing hard. As it should be. I will be the first to admit that listening to this back, I came up short. Very short. I listen to this & wish I had said more, wish I could have expressed myself better, wish I could have given so much more than I did. I think to myself “I didn’t ask the right questions,” “I threw out the incorrect phrases,” “I didn’t defend my fiancé,” “why couldn’t I back up my thought process better?”
Garrett responded to her post and reassured her. He told that it’s okay and not let people take away how she truly feels.
What do you think about Garrett’s post and Becca’s reaction to it?
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