Garrett Yrigoyen and Becca Kufrin via Instagram

Garrett Yrigoyen Comments Following Becca Kufrin’s Emotional Podcast With Rachel Lindsay

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Former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin spoke out about fiance Garret Yrigoyen’s controversial Instagram post. She and Rachel Lindsay discussed it all on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast. Becca appeared to feel caught in the middle. Following the podcast she shared an emotional Instagram post herself.

Becca gets emotional about podcast

Becca spoke out about Garrett’s controversial pro police post and said she believes he is a good person. She doesn’t believe he only thinks police lives matter. Rachel disagreed. Following the podcast, Becca went to Instagram to share more thoughts.

Becca is concerned how people will respond to what she had to say on the podcast. She said, “This entire week has been the most difficult, & quite frankly I’m anxious for the assortment of responses that will be sent about today’s BHH podcast.”

While it’s hard, she realizes she can’t focus on herself and how she feels. She knows the issues being discussed are far bigger than her. While Becca knows she cannot cover everything she is feeling in one post, she hopes her future actions will speak louder.

Becca went on to say, “Throughout the episode, Rachel & I talk about what has been taking place across our country, the Black Lives Matter Movement, underlying issues of white privilege, diversity & changes that can take place within systems like the Bachelor Franchise.” She also 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.”

She goes on to clarify some thoughts she has

Becca realizes that perhaps some things discussed should have been discussed better. She said,  “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.”

Becca knows she can’t redo the episode, but she wonders why she didn’t have more facts behind her thoughts. She also wonders why she didn’t defend Garrett more. She said, “I can’t go back & change my words (or lack there of). I can only try to move forward with what I believe is right, how to accept, be patient, & show care to others – especially for those who are hurting most right now. It that starts with a heart change.”

Becca concluded with, “If I’ve learned anything throughout these past 2 years, it’s that we have the beautiful capability to be better than the day before, so that’s what I’m trying my damndest at.”

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This entire week has been the most difficult, & quite frankly I’m anxious for the assortment of responses that will be sent about today’s BHH podcast. Ultimately I have to look beyond myself & my feelings because what we cover in it is so much bigger & important than me. So with that preface, I’m going to take a moment to give some thoughts (unfortunately I can’t say them all in 1 post, but I hope my future actions speak louder than any words I can say). Throughout the episode, Rachel & I talk about what has been taking place across our country, the Black Lives Matter Movement, underlying issues of white privilege, diversity & changes that can take place within systems like the Bachelor Franchise. 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?” The list goes on & on. So where do I go from here? I can’t re-record this episode. I can’t go back & change my words (or lack there of). I can only try to move forward with what I believe is right, how to accept, be patient, & show care to others – especially for those who are hurting most right now. It that starts with a heart change (as Rachel so eloquently put it at the end – so I hope you’ve all listened through.) As an individual, I have the ability to use my voice, to use my platform, to have uncomfortable conversations during time-changing moments like this because it matters. It’s important. Each day brings on a brand new challenge, conversation, & new lesson. I welcome them & I hope you do too. If I’ve learned anything throughout these past 2 years, it’s that we have the beautiful capability to be better than the day before, so that’s what I’m trying my damndest at

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Garrett shows support to Becca

Garrett responded to Becca’s post. He said, “Love you Becca, it’s unrealistic to sit down and have individual conversations with millions. It’s okay to not get out everything you want to, everything you are doing and saying is okay, because it’s how you feel. Don’t let people take away how you truly feel.”

He went on to tell her to continue to grow, move forward and be an awesome human.

Garrett concluded saying, “Those who know you, know you’re wonderful. If we can all accept each other and figure out a way to love instead of hate, converge instead of divide, build instead of destruct, we will all be a much stronger unit!”

These two are sitting the perfect example that it is okay to have different opinions and still love each other. He has been slammed for his beliefs by Rachel, Bekah Martinez and many more. However, he has held tight to those beliefs.

Garrett’s initial thin blue line post

Garrett’s initial post that started the controversy was from his heart. In part of his post he said, “It’s important for me to recognize the ones who stand in the gap and put their lives on the line each and every single day for humans of different race and ethnicity, including those who hate them. The Thin Blue Line represents each officer protecting protestors, properties, and businesses while being threatened, attacked, shot, shot at, hit with vehicles, and other forms of brutality.”

He continued on saying, “We can’t judge the peaceful protesters by the actions of the few violent protesters, and we sure can’t judge all cops by the actions of a few bad ones. Remember when they put on the badge they’re still humans, with raw emotion, the more brutality they face the more on edge they become, they make mistakes, they have compassion, and no matter how terrible they are treated or whatever negative is said to them, they still show up for us when we need them!”

 

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