Becca Kufrin Reacting to the controversy surrounding her fiance’s post about the police.
Last weekend, Garrett Yrigoyan He made headlines after appearing on Instagram and shared a photo of the “thin blue line”, meant to show support for police officers.
“With so many friends and family in law enforcement I could not sit back and support them and all the hundreds of thousands of men and women who represent this thin blue line,” he wrote. “It’s important to me to recognize people who stand in the gap and put their lives on the line every single day for humans of different races and ethnicities, including those who hate them Huh.”
His post attracted ire from many followers, such as members of Bachelor Nation Becca Martinez And Nick viol. But on tuesday Bachelor happy hour The podcast, Becca, first addressed the controversy.
“Garrett is my fiancé and I love her and her core, I believe she is a good person,” she shared. “I do not ally with them and I do not agree with their social media posts”.
Becca continued, “I don’t think they meant it in a malicious way. I think it was tone-def, and it was the wrong time and message and emotion.”
Her co-host Rachel LindsayHowever, he wanted to share his point of view and expressed his disappointment at the post.
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“To me, this is what Garrett thinks, this is what Garrett is. He posted a black box. He never said ‘Black life is Matter.’ He posted a fist of every color, which I like, ‘Everybody, All Life.’ And then the very next post is a ‘thin blue line’ with a heartfelt, thoughtful caption that she said to her chest, “Rachel explained. “And to me, that’s what you feel, and that’s what you believe. I don’t think Garrett is malicious, but what is Garrett’s problem.”
The conversation continued on Instagram when Becca posted a caption about today’s podcast episode.
“This conversation was the hardest, most inconvenient, but important that we have. I value my friendship with Rachel. I also value my partnership with Garrett. So it’s really hard. At first it acknowledges While listening to this back, I got younger. Very young, “she shared in part. “I listen to it and wish I had said more, I wish I could have expressed myself better, I wish I could have given more than I could. I think I could ask myself the right questions.” Didn’t ask, “I didn’t protect my fiancé,” because of the wrong phrases I threw, “Why couldn’t I improve my thought process?” The list goes on. “
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Becca continued, “So where do I go from here? I can’t re-record this episode. I can’t go back and change my words (or lack there of). I just keep that thing going. I can try to increase what I believe. It’s right, how to accept, be patient, and show care to others – especially to the people who are hurting the most right now. “
And just because the podcast episode is over, it doesn’t mean the conversation will stop.
On Tuesday’s iHeartRadio almost Famous One of the most vocal critics of the podcast, Garrett, appeared on the show to address his Instagram statement.
“Did I say something wrong? No,” Beck shared with the co-host Ben Higgins And Ashley haban When looking at her reaction. “What bothered me so much about this post is the silence on Black Lives.”
To listen to Becca and Rachel’s entire conversation, stream Bachelor happy hour Podcast. And to hear more of Beckhain’s approach, listen almost Famous.
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