Kaitlyn Bristowe would like to be excluded from the narrative about Taylor Nolan. Or at least given time to “digest” the shocking hate tweets from Taylor that resurfaced this week. Kaitlyn finally broke her silence over the scandalous tweets and explained why she was silent for so long.
And she’s not the only Bachelor Nation alum that is tired of having to respond to every situation that arises from the franchise.
Why Kaitlyn Ignored Your DM Over Taylor Nolan
Bachelor Nation alums have been coming out of the woodwork lately to give their thoughts on the Chris Harrison controversy. The Bachelor host ran afoul of fans with his defense of Season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s past racially-charged behavior. After much backlash, Chris Harrison took a step away from the franchise temporarily.
Taylor Nolan vied for Nick Viall’s heart during Season 21 of The Bachelor. She later competed on Bachelor in Paradise. She has been one of the most outspoken critics of Chris Harrison and the lack of diversity in the Bachelor Nation franchise.
But now it turns out that Taylor Nolan said some pretty hateful things on social media several years ago. The tweets offensively targeted several different groups, including those with mental illnesses. Taylor is a mental health counselor.
Immediately after the tweets went viral, Kaitlyn Bristowe’s DMs and social media posts were engulfed with comments. Her followers wanted Kaitlyn to speak out about the situation.
In a series of videos to her Instagram Stories, Kaitlyn vents about the DMs. She said, “Here’s the thing. I can’t post anything or do anything because now my DMs are filled with people” demanding a response.
But she didn’t have a response immediately. Instead, she wanted time to “digest” the tweets, according to Us Weekly.
The Reigning Dancing With The Stars Champ Slams ‘Disgusting’ Tweets
Once Kaitlyn Bristowe took some time to verify that the tweets were real, she did speak out. She strongly denounced what Taylor Nolan said in hundreds of leaked tweets. The scope of Taylor’s hurtful tweets left Kaitlyn “shocked and disgusted.”
However, she didn’t want to “react with emotion.” Kaitlyn waited until she could calmly address the messages.
Kaitlyn Bristowe isn’t the only one who wishes fans would cut the stars some slack.
Mike Johnson Just Wants to Enjoy His Vacation
As one of the few Black contestants from Bachelor Nation, Mike Johnson has a unique perspective on the problems in the franchise. So, when something like Taylor Nolan’s tweets happens, everyone wants him to weigh in.
When the Taylor Nolan controversy blew up, Mike Johnson was on vacation. He took the time out to address the scandal. But he also addressed fans hounding him for a response.
He posted a video on his Instagram Live denouncing Taylor’s tweets. He also shared some thoughts with his followers in text overlaying the video. Mike Johnson wrote that he is “beyond tired” of getting constant dms “expecting him to speak” about every single thing that comes up. Especially when he’s on vacation.
Both Mike Johnson and Kaitlyn Bristowe expressed fatigue over fans trying to cajole them into commenting before they were ready. Do you think it comes with the territory or should fans lay off a bit?
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