Becca Kufrin defends controversial 'Bachelorette' victor: 'He didn't mean it'

Becca Kufrin defends controversial 'Bachelorette' victor: 'He didn't mean it'

With some careful elisions, thoughtful reframings, and a promise that they'd grow together, Kufrin, Yrigoyen and The Bachelorette rewrote a story about harmful right-wing troll content into an against-the-odds tale of true love.

Here's how it worked: Harrison asked a softball question about how Kufrin and Yrigoyen's life has been since the show aired, a clearly prearranged opening for them to discuss the controversy.

Following her choice, Kufrin has become the fourth consecutive Bachelorette to get engaged to the man that she gave her first impression rose to on night one.

"When Ashley and I left Winter Games, I knew I wanted to marry her one day".

"For some, Garrett's activities on social media were an indication of his deeply held beliefs and would be completely unacceptable", she said. His anxiety, she said, also made her worry about how he'd able to handle "a sick child" as a future father.

"Garrett's the one for me", she gushed of her happy ending. Interestingly enough, they aren't ruling out a return to reality television. Lindsay warned Kufrin to continually pull herself out of the fantasy throughout the process, so that she could see who might be the most practical fit for her real life - which may be why Yrigoyen and his minivan won out. "People that are anxious care, and they care deeply", she says.

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Immediately after the show's 14th season began running this summer, news broke that square-jawed front-runner Yrigoyen had a history of liking alt-right meme posts on Instagram.

When asked directly if he believes the teenage activist is a crisis actor, Yrigoyen told Variety, "No, I don't believe that David Hogg is a crisis actor". You ready to find love again - maybe on TV this time, maybe not???

"That really hurt me".

Garrett found himself in the middle of an Internet firestorm, when it was discovered he liked sexist, transphobic and anti-immigrant posts, as well as ones mocking Parkland shooting survivors, on Instagram.

Kufrin added, "There have been struggles, and that was a major thing we had to talk about early on at the very beginning of our relationship".

"I got to see who he is, his heart, his soul". I would have loved anything he gave to me. "I didn't mean to offend anyone". It's a conversation that unfortunately won't be shown but it was really positive for all of us. Vocalizing that there are feelings of anxiety about a particular situation shows that someone understands their emotions, can communicate them effectively, and knows when they need to speak out about it, Clark says. "He didn't mean it". "But I just want to move forward, to learn and to grow and continue to educate ourselves".

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