THE BACHELOR’S Greer Blitzer has publically addressed the racist comments she made on tonight’s The Women Tell All episode.
Greer started her journey on The Bachelor by carrying a coffee cup and aggressively stating that she goes after what she wants.
ABCGreer addressed the racist comments she made in her past in The Women Tell All episode[/caption]
Not known, clear with picture deskAt the beginning of the season, Zach thought he had a strong connection with Greer[/caption]
At first, Bachelor Zach Shallcross considered his connection with Greer to be incredibly strong, but she never got her one-on-one date.
Instead, Greer came down with COVID and had to be taken off the show for three weeks.
After she came back, she was sent home because Zach wasn’t able to give her the time for their connection to grow stronger.
Host of the show Jesse Palmer didn’t spend much time talking about her time on the show because there were more pressing matters to attend to.
Jesse wasted no time and said he had to “ask about the controversy” surrounding Greer and her past social media posts where she defended blackface.
Jesse continued: “As a franchise, we’ve done a very poor job in the past of addressing serious topics head-on, and we’re not gonna miss that opportunity here tonight.”
He gave Greer an opportunity to publically address the situation in addition to the off-air apology she made.
Greer said: “What I failed to mention in my apology is that what happened was racist. It’s not about the intent, it’s about the impact.
“The acquaintance of mine that I knew performing blackface was racist. Me defending it was racist. My ignorance was racist, and I’m just so ashamed. I’m deeply sorry that I hurt the black community.”
She also said it’s important to be open-minded and think before you speak. Plus, she took the time to do research on blackface and why it was offensive.
Greer finished her on-air apology by saying: “Defending that girl was racist.”
Jesse ended the segment with: “I know these conversations are not always easy, but they’re important.”
THE WHOLE STORY
Back in January, The U.S. Sun exclusively reported that Greer was being dragged online for racist social media comments she made in the past.
The posts are now deleted, but not before someone screenshotted the receipts.
Greer was pictured supporting Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
She was also caught defending a blackface photo that was taken at an off-campus party and caused controversy at Lamar High School in Houston.
The photo showed a white teenage girl with black paint on her face, and she was wearing a T-shirt featuring the late rapper Tupac.
Greer took to Instagram to express her feelings, according to screenshots on a Bachelor Reddit group.
She commented on the post: “The students involved didn’t even know what black face was so my point exactly. It wasn’t an intentional racist act.
“She did not paint herself black because she felt superior to black [people]. Putting white powder on your face isn’t okay either. That didn’t make the news did it?
“I apologize if this offended you but you must understand it was not initially supposed to be perceived that way at all.”
APOLOGY NUMBER 1
After the images and comments were shared all over the internet, the reality contestant made a public apology on her Instagram Story.
Greer wrote: “The journey to love is filled with lessons and these lessons are also made on our journey of growth. In my past, I have made some uneducated, ignorant, and frankly, wrong, comments on my social media accounts.”
She continued her post by explaining the re-emerged tweets: “In particular, in 2016, I used misguided arguments on Twitter to defend a student who dressed in Blackface as Tupac for Halloween.”
The 24-year-old then apologized for her words, calling them “damaging opinions.”
She finished the post with: “I am deeply sorry for those I have hurt, especially those within the Black community, not because these screenshots have surfaced, but because I ever shared those harmful opinions at all.
“Time and age do not excuse my actions, but this is not a reflection of who I am today.”
ABCWhen Jesse had the opportunity to speak with Greer, he immediately asked her about the scandal[/caption]
FacebookGreer was pictured wearing Trump 2016 shirts at a house party[/caption]
RedditGreer made several social media comments defending blackface[/caption]