Garrett Yrigoyen, the man who received the first impression rose and the first kiss on the Monday’s premiere of The Bachelorette is under fire for his not-so-progressive “likes on social media.
On his (now-deleted) Instagram account, Garrett liked more than one offensive post and was outed by Bachelor alum Ashley Spivey who posted them on Twitter. One photo he liked was a meme posted by conservative clothing line Merica Supply Co., suggesting that a thin woman wearing a “Make America Great Again” bathing suit was better than a curvier woman in all black.
He also liked a meme of two boys shooting guns with the caption
“What boys did in my day”
Above a photo of boys wearing makeup with the caption,
“What boys are doing today”
Other posts included ones mocking immigration, a student activist who survived the Parkland shooting and the transgender community.
He apologized in Instagram post on his new account @gy_yrigoyen, which now is also deleted,
“I am sorry to those who I offended, and I also take full responsibility for my ‘likes’ on Instagram … I decided to take it down and start fresh because I have learned an extremely valuable lesson and am taking steps to grow, become more educated, and be a better version of myself.
I never realized the power behind a mindless double tap on Instagram and how it bears so much weight on people’s lives.“
So, is liking the post, the same as posting it? In this guy’s case, it seems like it is. It’s what he really thinks, but when pushed into a corner, he lamely apologizes.
So good-looking and SO ugly.
— Ashley Spivey (@AshleySpivey) May 24, 2018
(Photo, ABC; via Us Weekly)