Seaon 13 of The Bachelorette has had its fair share of drama stem from the contestants already.
This season has only aired two episodes and contestant Bryce Powers drew criticism for making a seemingly transphobic comment in his official bio. Then the alleged girlfriend of contender Demario Jackson showed up and approached the bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, which prompted her to kick Jackson off the show.
Now racist and sexist tweets allegedly posted by Lee Garrett in 2015 and 2016 have stirred up more controversy.
Garrett’s tweets were posted this week on social media by a writer for the International Business Times, including one that reads, “What’s the difference between the NAACP and the KKK? Wait for it…One has the sense of shame to cover their racist a** faces.”
The Nashville-based contestant’s social media accounts are private and he describes himself on Twitter as “Pleasantly Offensive.”
The other tweets include statements such as, “Guys… When is the last time YOU actually saw a pretty feminist? There is a reason for this.”
He shared a link to a story titled “thousands sign petition to recognize #BlackLivesMatter as terrorist group after Dallas.”
Garrett is a 30-year-old singer-songwriter, who is still in the running on the dating show.
Many people on Twitter are calling Garrett out and wondering how he could be cast for the show which features the first-ever black Bachelorette.
According to Variety, ABC declined to comment on the tweets.Follow @KatieScottNews
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