Former Bachelor star Taylor Nolan has apologised over old problematic tweets that resurfaced on the internet recently.
Sharing on social media has changed a lot in the last few years as it comes with a lot of responsibilities – especially for many celebrities and online influencers who have a large following count.
In the case of Taylor Nolan, she has come under fire after old Twitter posts resurfaced on social media.
She has since apologised to her fans and followers about the “hurtful” tweets.
What were Taylor Nolan’s tweets?
Taylor Nolan received backlash from social media users over old controversial tweets.
The Twitter posts, which date back to 2011 and 2012 and have gone viral on Reddit, include offensive remarks about Indian, Asian and Jewish communities. The tweets also contain fat-shaming and homophobic slurs.
The Bachelor star has since apologised and addressed her “fellow BIPOC community and the other folks [she] harmed in those tweets” in a lengthy Instagram post.
Taylor Nolan apologises about the tweets
On Sunday (February 28th), Taylor took to her Instagram Stories and uploaded a video in which she said she was sorry about the controversial tweets.
The former Bachelor star addressed the resurfaced Twitter posts, saying:
“My tweets from 10 years ago are s***y, they suck, they were wrong and are hurtful. I want to be clear that they don’t take away from the work I do today, they are literally how I got here to doing this work. If you’re gonna take the time and energy to scroll through ten years of my tweets, then please take your time to listen to this video.
“I never deleted those tweets for a reason because they’ve been a part of my journey since way before going [on] The Bachelor. I didn’t need anyone to call those things out to me to know they were wrong, I’ve been doing that work on my own for the last ten years and it’s the same work I do today and the same work I will continue doing for the rest of my life.”
In an Instagram post, Taylor revealed that she has “been being attacked and harassed for weeks”. She concluded her apology, writing:
“I know I will always be a student and will always have new things to unlearn and learn. I am dedicated to this work and I hope my work will allow for forgiveness and acceptance of my change on your part.”
People react to Taylor’s tweets
Fellow Bachelor star Ashley Spivey reacted to Taylor’s resurfaced tweets and wrote in an Instagram Story: “I am horrified and disgusted by the language used in the tweets from Taylor. I wanted a chance to look them up to confirm that they were real. I cannot speak for her and I hope she will denounce this language and her behavior ASAP.
“The Taylor I’ve known for the past couple of years has shown growth and a willingness to be an advocate. Accountability would be applied to anyone in this situation whether they were a friend, family member, colleague. etc. There is no defense for racism, homophobia, fatphobia, or the hatred I saw displayed. Full stop.”
A number of social media users took to Twitter to say they have been “disappointed” after finding out about the tweets. One person said: “Everyone, even Taylor Nolan, needs to be held accountable when they’ve been racist, homophobic, etc. everyone. Her growth journey can be real, but accountability for harmful actions needs to also be real.”
Another user tweeted: “I’m very disappointed in Taylor Nolan’s tweets.”