'The Bachelor' Season 27 star Greer Blitzer apologizes for 'ignorant' remarks after Blackface controversy
HOUSTON, TEXAS: 'The Bachelor' Season 27 star Greer Blitzer took to Instagram to officially apologize to her fans for stirring the racist controversy in the past. As soon as Zach Shallcross gave his first rose to Greer, fans started digging deep into his potential wife's life. And in no time, a post from her past where Greer is seen supporting a sophomore wearing Blackface and a Tupac t-shirt surfaced on the internet. Back then, Greer was caught making several offensive remarks against the Black community.
However, now 'The Bachelor' Season 27 star is trying to make things right by apologizing publicly for her past comments. Greer uploaded a long note on the Instagram story and stated, "The journey to love is filled with lessons, and these lessons are also made on our journey of growth." She further talked about her mistakes, calling herself "uneducated" and "ignorant."
"In my past, I have made some uneducated, ignorant, and frankly, wrong, comments on my social media accounts," said Greer. She further talked particularly about the year when she became the talk of the town because of her comments. Greer added, "In particular, in 2016, I misguided arguments on Twitter to defend a student who dressed in Blackface as Tupac for Halloween." Greer's comments were found to be offensive to the Black community. Accepting the fact, Greer apologized for her wrongdoings and for hurting the sentiments of a certain group of people.
"I am deeply sorry to those I have hurt, especially those within the Black community, not because these screenshots have resurfaced, but because I ever shared those harmful opinions at all," wrote Greer on Instagram. Defending her actions, Greer claimed that even though time and age do not excuse her actions but she surely has changed and these past actions are not a reflection of who she is today. Greer ended her post with, "I do not stand by or condone the damaging opinions and behaviors I shared during that stage of my life and will forever regret making those offensive remarks."
A fan took to Reddit to post the remarks Greer make in the past. The MAGA supporter took the side of the high school sophomore's decision to wear Blackface and a Tupac t-shirt. She tweeted in 2016, "The previous incident was dumb but not racist? she did not paint herself black because she felt superior to black ppl." "Putting white powder on your face isn't okay either. That didn't make the news did it?" asked Greer in another tweet.
"Apologize if this offended you but you must understand it was not initially supposed to be perceived that way at all," said Greer's other tweet. She further uploaded more talking about how the sophomore didn't offend Black people through her actions.
'The Bachelor' Season 27 star was the first contestant to have received the rose from Zach. The MAGA supporter is looking forward to making many special memories with Zach on the show. But will things turn out to be tricky between the two? Wait for the release of episode 2 to know.
Tune into ABC every Monday at 8 pm for all new episodes of 'The Bachelor' to see how the rest of the contestants fare.