Bachelor Nation star Taylor Nolan issued a lengthy apology on Sunday after coming under fire for racist tweets from her past.
The posts, which date between 2011 and 2012, were resurfaced on Reddit and Twitter over the weekend after she called for “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison to be fired after he admitted to speaking “in a manner that perpetuates racism.”
Some of Nolan’s resurfaced tweets mock Indian, Asian and Jewish people, while others contain homophobic slurs and fat-shaming.
“My tweets from ten years ago are s–tty, they suck, they were wrong, and are hurtful,” the 27-year-old mental health counselor wrote alongside a 30-minute video, which has since been deleted. “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.
“To my fellow BIPOC community and the other folks who I harmed in those tweets, I see you, I hope you see me, we are in this together and I’m sorry I didn’t always stand with you,” she continued. “I’m sorry I centered my whiteness and the whiteness around me. I’m sorry I wasn’t better then, but I am here now and will always be.”
Nolan — whose mother is white and father is African-American — explained that she didn’t delete the tweets “because they’ve been a part of my ~journey~ since way before going ‘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 its the same work I do today and the same work I will continue doing for the rest of my life.”
She also clarified that she does not hold the same perspectives that she did in the tweets from 10 years ago and hoped people would take the time to watch the long video — although she later deleted it.
“Consider giving me an inkling of grace that we’re often so quickly to give people like Chris after just an apology, without seeing any of the work being done. I’ve been doing the work,” she pleaded.
Hours after the video went up, it was deleted and replaced with a lengthy note, in which she said the video wasn’t “concise” and she’s been “attacked and harassed online for weeks.”
She added that the people who surfaced the tweets were attempting to “invalidate and distract from the work being done.”
Nolan first appeared on Nick Viall’s season of “The Bachelor” in 2017. She then went Season 4 of “Bachelor in Paradise,” where she met Derek Peth. The couple got engaged after the show, but called it quits in June 2018.
She has been an outspoken critic of Harrison, who recently announced he’s stepping away from the franchise after sticking up for current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who apologized earlier this month for past racist behavior.
While it’s unclear if and when Harrison will be back, former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho was tapped to host this season’s “The Bachelor: After The Final Rose” special.