Bachelorette Becca Kufrin downplays Garrett Yrigoyen’s Instagram scandal

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Just when you thought the Bachelorette drama would be limited to a 2-on-1 date, Garrett’s social media controversy is blowing up in ABC’s face.

On Monday night, Bachelorette fans watched Becca Kufrin give contestant Garrett Yrigoyen the first impression rose. He appeared to be a great match for Becca. Hey, maybe he is. But a social media scandal is casting a shadow over the guy who arrived at the mansion in a minivan.

If Becca knew about the controversial posts Garrett allegedly liked on Instagram before he arrived on the season premiere, would she have given the first impression rose to another guy? Here’s what Becca has to say about Garrett’s Instagram scandal…

Earlier this week, the HuffPost reported that Garrett had “liked” IG posts that “mock trans people, undocumented immigrants, left-wing women and one Parkland high school student.

The report also states that his account “liked” images that make fun of “leftist women” for being fat, and images that poke fun at undocumented immigrants.

Garrett deleted his original Instagram account around the time former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey tweeted out screenshots of his IG “likes.” He now has a brand new IG account with only one photo (so far) — his official Bachelorette bio pic.

Becca speaks out about the Garrett controversy

ABC has yet to make any comment about this situation. Becca finally broke her silence on Wednesday. Unfortunately, she seemed to downplay the whole thing.

Perhaps ABC told her to stay neutral about the situation? Becca seems to be a pretty outspoken woman, so what she had to say about the Garrett debacle is disappointing, at best.

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“I did things in the past that I’m sure wasn’t the best thing, but I just want people to stay open-minded to everyone,” Becca told Entertainment Tonight.

“I can’t fault on anyone for what they believe and who’s to say that anyone is truly what they believe in if they just double tap … I do believe in certain things, but again, that’s what’s so great about our country — everyone is entitled to their own opinions.”

Opinions? Yes, we’re all entitled to our opinions.

But liking posts that mock survivors of a mass shooting, transgenders, immigrants, and other minorities?

I can’t believe Becca isn’t outraged about that.

And we’re supposed to be open-minded? Eh….you can do better than that, Becca!

Maybe Chris Harrison will address the situation during the Bachelorette After the Final Rose special in August, but that’s just too late.

ABC needs to step up to the plate and say something right now.

Considering spoilers point to Garrett making it really, really far this season, he should speak up, too.