The newest season of The Bachelor hasn’t even premiered yet, but there’s already drama.
A contestant on Colton Underwood’s season named Tracy Shapoff has come under fire after fans found some very controversial tweets that she had posted.
In those tweets, Tracy fat-shames people, uses the R-word, and even hates on The Bachelor!
Now Tracy is apologizing for her past tweets and is asking fans for forgiveness.
“I want to start by expressing my sincerest apologies for the extremely hurtful words that I said many years ago,” she said on Instagram.
“I’m so sorry for those who I have offended. I am beyond mortified that I ever had those thoughts and then proceeded to express them. By no means does this reflect the person who I am today.”
She continued, “To the people who do not know me, I am a loving, kind, thoughtful, generous, and compassionate woman. I am not mean-hearted or hurtful.”
Tracy also wrote that she has changed a lot in the years since she wrote the tweets.
“The people I have always surrounded myself with are very diverse and come from all over the world. I have a huge heart and a very open mind. In the many years since writing those tweets, I have made a conscious effort not to be judgmental and to be accepting of all people,” she said.
“I have gone into a field of work where I am able to help women and men have positive images of themselves, their bodies, and feel beautiful in who they are. It is the most rewarding feeling being able to work in such a diverse field. It shows me the beauty in all people and I am so lucky to have this opportunity.”
She continued, “I do not defend any of the words I have tweeted, I just want to deeply apologize and learn from my mistakes. I wholeheartedly reject all of those sentiments. That being said, I take full responsibility for my tweets and will use this as a learning experience. I hope that we can continue to spread love and kindness in the world.”
Can you forgive her for her past tweets? Let us know what you think!