Becca Kufrin’s stint on The Bachelorette ended with her choosing Garrett Yrigoyen, a guy who likes alt-right memes on Instagram. This season has shown the show’s evolution from “meet your prince” to “men are trash,” writes The Daily Beast, either because ABC producers are too tired to try and make heterosexual romance look like fun, or they’re betting that casually cruel viewers will continue to tune in to watch women get their hearts broken.
Or, The Bachelorette execs have just been overwhelmed and “rendered powerless by a deluge of bed men,” The Daily Beast hypothesizes.
Kurfin was originally a contestant on The Bachelor, and she accepted a proposal, only to have her engagement broken on national television when the guy decided to go with the runner-up. Yrigoyen has liked social media posts mocking the LGBTQ community, immigrants, Parkland survivors, among others. When the news of his problematic Instagram activity first went public, he released a statement, apologizing for the likes. Kurfin even weighed in, saying she “can’t fault anyone for what they believe.”
“I am a strong woman and I do believe in certain things, but again, that’s what’s so great about our country is that everyone is entitled to their own opinions,” she said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Thanks for reading InsideHook. Sign up for our daily newsletter and be in the know.