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‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Justin Glaze Apologizes For Past Ignorant Tweets

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Fans saw Justin Glaze go on a wedding day date with The Bachelorette Katie Thurston Monday night. They seemed pretty into each other. It would seem he will probably go fairly far on her season. He’s already made headlines with his multiple hilarious facial expressions throughout the season. However, it appears there may be one thing that is off with Justin. Apparently, many years ago he tweeted out some insensitive, ignorant things. Now, he’s owning up to what he did. Find out what Justin had to say.

Justin Glaze issues apology for past tweets

People shared what Justin had to say about his past tweets on a recent podcast. Justin appeared on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast with Becca Kufrin and Tayshia Adams. During the interview, he addressed allegations of past insensitive tweets that surfaced on Reddit over the weekend.

The tweets happened a long time ago. In fact, over a decade ago. Justin was only between 14-16 when the tweets occurred. Tayshia started their chat out by addressing the information head-on. She mentioned the tweets were “kind of bashing the LGBT community and just not great things.”

The tweets basically contained homophobic slurs and made insulting comments about Black women while also promoting colorism.

Justin is sincerely sorry for the tweets.

Justin’s apology

He addressed the tweets and took full responsibility for them. During the podcast, he said, “As I reflect on everything I just went through with this whole journey, oftentimes people ask me what I took from it. And one of the biggest takeaways for me was just my personal growth, and one of those things is being able to hold myself accountable, which is something that historically I wasn’t able to do. So, I have no issue with owning up and apologizing from the bottom of my heart for the really hurtful words that I used.”

Justin went on to say, “The last thing that I want to do is run from it. That’s not who I am. I just want to speak from the heart, and hopefully, people will get an understanding of where I was then versus where I am now. When I look back at 14-year-old Justin, I was in high school and quite frankly I was the type of person who for whatever reason felt the need to fit in and say funny things and keep up with what my peers were doing and saying. The folks I had associated with would throw around really hurtful slurs that, at the time, I didn’t really think anything of.”

Justin also added that he doesn’t want anyone to defend him. He said he knows the tweets were hurtful then and they are still hurtful today.

 

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