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Former star of The Bachelorette, and reigning winner of Dancing with the Stars, Hannah Brown acquired herself into lots of sizzling water over the weekend. Hannah determined to do an Instagram Dwell on Saturday, and was seen in the course of the broadcast uttering a racial slur as she rapped alongside to DaBaby’s “Rockstar.” Not solely did the web come for the truth star, however fellow Bachelor Nation alums Bekah Martinez and Rachel Lindsay additionally had issues to say in regards to the incident (and Hannah’s authentic, half-hearted apology), which finally led to her issuing a second apology. Now Hannah’s ex-boyfriend, Tyler Cameron, has spoken out on the controversy.
After Rachel Lindsay posted her well-thought out response to Hannah’s conduct on social media, Tyler went onto Instagram Story (by way of Leisure Tonight) to speak about his ideas on what Rachel needed to say, alongside along with his emotions in regards to the incident itself:
Rachel hit the nail on the top. Y’all want to have a look at the feedback. Now we have a protracted methods to go on this challenge and lots to be taught. If you end up getting defensive, you might be a part of the issue…This isn’t about dragging HB. That is about utilizing your platform for causes like this. So we are able to educate those that do not get it. That is larger than HB. It is a societal downside…Those who say that it is a part of the track and that they’ll sing it are so out of contact. HB just isn’t a racist. I do know. However blaming the rap artist just isn’t the reply. Educate your self and take heed to what Rachel has to say in regards to the phrase Bitch and hopefully it’s going to begin to click on for you.
Phew. I occur to suppose that Tyler Cameron dealt with this fantastically. A number of of the feedback that got here in as he was posting on Instagram Story had been from individuals who clearly did not get the gravity of the scenario or why so many individuals had been upset about it, in addition to those that had been irritated that Tyler dared to agree with Rachel. These commenters felt Tyler was serving to folks gang up on Hannah and never supporting her in the way in which they felt he ought to. To his credit score, he made it clear that he wasn’t “dragging” Hannah by agreeing with Rachel, however merely making an attempt to make use of the platform to assist educate.
After Hannah’s inital apology (which noticed her apologize, let a girl who was off digital camera blame the slur on another person, to which Hannah then blamed the entire thing on her brother and rescind her authentic apology) Rachel Lindsay (as she defined on her Instagram Dwell) determined to talk to Hannah personally as a substitute of simply taking her issues on to social media first. So, although she may have blasted Hannah publicly, she determined to see this as an opportunity to coach her fellow Bachelor Nation member, and a part of her challenge was, in truth, Hannah’s non-apology apology.
It is easy to cover behind phrases, however if you’re daring sufficient to say the N-word on digital camera, in your platform…you then want be daring sufficient to make use of your face on digital camera and apologize in the identical approach you mentioned the phrase.
Whereas Tyler acquitted himself properly when he mentioned Hannah’s conduct and Rachel’s response, it is fairly clear that he would not have gotten out unscathed it doesn’t matter what he mentioned. Seeing as what number of followers who watched him woo Hannah on The Bachelorette final 12 months, after which noticed that they reconnected sufficient to hang around after she dumped him, even going as far as to spend a part of their quarantine time collectively this spring, nonetheless need these two collectively, they might most likely have anticipated him to maintain any points he has along with her personal.
Contemplating how large this controversy is, I am glad Tyler determined to comply with Rachel’s lead. Plus, he manged to wrap up with some constructive ideas on the entire matter:
In these moments you may have the chance to burry [sic] somebody or carry them up. We have to carry HB up from this. She is studying and rising identical to each single certainly one of us. Love rids hate. Hate solely makes extra hate. Let’s be taught and carry one another up with love.
Properly, mentioned Tyler Cameron. Properly mentioned. Whereas the 2020 season of The Bachelorette with Clare Crawley continues to be on maintain, a brand new retrospective present, The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable – Ever! is coming to ABC, and can debut on June eight at eight p.m. EST. For extra on what to look at within the coming weeks, you’ll be able to see what’s new to Hulu in Might, examine our 2020 Netflix premiere information and take a look at your choices for summer time TV.