‘The Bachelorette’ bachelor Justin Glaze apologizes for “ignorant” and “actually hurtful” tweets
A number of of Justin’s insensitive and “ignorant” tweets from 2009 to 2011 — when Justin, now 27, was between 14 and 16 years outdated — resurfaced on Reddit this previous weekend.
Justin had apparently tweeted the time period “f-g” and “g-y ass” and made a joke a few “impolite Black b-tch” a few decade in the past. He additionally wrote as a youngster that he “cannot date a lady… if she darkish as [rapper] FlavorFlav.”
Throughout Monday’s episode of the Bachelor Completely satisfied Hour podcast hosted by The Bachelorette alum Becca Kufrin, Justin issued an apology for his “unlucky” phrases which had promoted colorism, insulted Black ladies and slammed the LGBT neighborhood.
“As I replicate on every part that I simply went by with this entire journey, typically instances folks ask me what I took from it,” started the funding gross sales guide from Baltimore, MD.
“And one of many greatest takeaways for me was simply my private development, and a kind of issues is with the ability to maintain myself accountable, which is one thing that traditionally I wasn’t capable of do.”
Justin famous to Becca and her visitor podcast co-host Tayshia Adams that he has “no subject with proudly owning up” to his errors and faults.
“And so, you understand, I’ve no subject with… apologizing from the underside of my coronary heart for the actually hurtful phrases that I used again in 2009 or 2011. The very last thing that I wish to do is run from it. That is not who I’m,” Justin stated.
“I simply wish to type of converse from the guts, and hopefully, folks will get an understanding of the place I used to be then versus the place I’m now.”
Justin went on to clarify that 14-year-old Justin was “immature” and impressionable.
“I used to be in highschool and fairly frankly I used to be the kind of one who, for no matter cause, felt the necessity to slot in and say humorous issues and sustain with what my friends have been doing and saying to get amusing or regardless of the cause,” Justin defined.
“The parents I had related to on the time would throw round actually hurtful slurs that, on the time, I did not actually assume something of.”
Justin continued, “The very last thing I would like is for folks to defend me and say, ‘Oh it was 10 or 12 years in the past.’ What I stated was ignorant and hurtful then [and] it is ignorant and hurtful now. I do not care if it was 10, 15 or 20 years in the past.”
“Regardless of how lengthy it was, these phrases should not have come out of my mouth,” he insisted.
“And so I am clearly in a a lot completely different place now, over a decade later as a 27-year-old, and I can look again and be embarrassed and ashamed of the phrases that I used.”
Justin stated these “hurtful” phrases ought to by no means have left his mouth in any context.
“I do know as I’ve matured and advanced and grown as an individual, I am a very completely different model of Justin now than I used to be then,” he stated.
“I do know these phrases would by no means come out of my mouth, as a result of I do know the burden that they carry, it doesn’t matter what context they’re utilized in. I perceive how a lot allyship and assist these teams that I offended want.”
Justin stated he now volunteers and helps teams advocating for inclusion and supporting ladies within the office.
“That is type of a wake-up name to let me know that I must proceed to place that work in and proceed to dedicate my time to those teams that want allyship and want assist, as a result of phrases could be hurtful,” Justin shared.
“Sadly, my underdeveloped mind [over a decade ago] wasn’t pondering, ‘How can these phrases damage folks afterward in life in the event that they have been to ever resurface?’ I am not making any excuses. I have to be totally held accountable for my actions and my phrases.”
Justin reiterated how he totally understands he should maintain himself accountable.
“I simply need folks to know that from 14-year-old Justin, I’ve modified immensely since then and I am totally conscious of the burden that my phrases carry and that all of us must do higher and proceed placing in work,” he concluded.
Later within the podcast, Justin recalled that after ABC solid him on Season 17 of The Bachelorette, he did not assume there could be a lot to wash or clear up on his social-media accounts since he would by no means use that kind of offensive language right this moment.
“My mindset now [is different]. It did not cross [his] thoughts to assume, ‘Hey Justin, you have been an immature, insensitive teenager at one level in your life. Return and make it possible for [your social media] aligns with the individual you might be right this moment,'” Justin defined.
Justin acquired a rose from Katie throughout a one-on-one date that aired on the newest episode of The Bachelorette.
Katie thought of Justin to be type and gifted with an enormous coronary heart, and she or he instructed the cameras that she felt protected with the bachelor.
“I really feel like one date can actually simply change every part. Justin is somebody I can see myself falling for,” Katie stated in a confessional throughout Monday evening’s episode, including that being with Justin simply “felt like regular life” and it was the start of “what could possibly be love.”
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Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Affiliate Editor of Actuality TV World and has been overlaying the fact TV style for greater than a decade.