Tracy Shapoff, a contestant on the upcoming season of ‘The Bachelor,’ issued a prolonged apology after a slew of offensive tweets resurfaced.
This blast to the previous just isn’t wanting good on Tracy Shapoff, 31, who’s competing on Season 23 of The Bachelor. The wardrobe stylist’s tweets from 2011 and earlier have just lately made rounds for his or her insensitive remarks, that are largely taking warmth for fat-shaming. She is now claiming “full accountability” for the hurtful feedback, and insisted that the remarks from her early 20s don’t “mirror” her character at the moment. “I need to begin by expressing my sincerest apologies for the extraordinarily hurtful phrases that I stated a few years in the past. I’m so sorry for individuals who I’ve offended,” her Instagram message (under) started on Dec. 7. “I’m past mortified that I ever had these ideas after which proceeded to precise them. In no way does this mirror the one who I’m at the moment.”
“To the individuals who have no idea me, I’m a loving, variety, considerate, beneficiant, and compassionate girl,” she continued. “I’m not mean-hearted or hurtful. The folks I’ve at all times surrounded myself with are very various and are available from everywhere in the world.” She later identified that she’s now working in a area “the place [she’s] capable of assist ladies and men have constructive photographs of themselves, their our bodies, and really feel lovely in who they’re.” In the direction of the tip of her apology letter, the ABC star owned as much as her actions as she said, “I don’t defend any of the phrases I’ve tweeted, I simply need to deeply apologize and study from my errors. I wholeheartedly reject all of these sentiments. That being stated, I take full accountability for my tweets and can use this as a studying expertise. I hope that we will proceed to unfold love and kindness on this planet.” You possibly can learn the total apology under!
It seems that Tracy has deleted her Twitter account, however screenshots of her outdated tweets could be seen under. In a publish from March 2010, she wrote, “Want these fats outdated ladies on the treadmill would shut the hell up cease dancing and simply work out.” In one other tweet from 2010, she even used the R-word: “Liposuction is retarded…cease losing your cash and simply get your fats a** to the health club.” Within the following yr, she used the “fats” label as soon as once more and tweeted, “Wow its actually cool when u goto get in a cab and a few fats prick w/ veneers flips out bc he claims he hailed it first…ahole.” Regardless of the preliminary backlash, some followers have already accepted Tracy’s apology. “Thanks for acknowledging this Tracy!” one Bachelor fan account wrote.
Neither ABC nor Colton Underwood, the “Bachelor” of the upcoming season, have commented on the controversy. Nonetheless, host Chris Harrison stated that Tracy made a “flashy first impression” and will “discover herself [at] the middle of drama night time one,” after the Season 23 contestants had been revealed on Dec. 6. Spooky premonition!