Ex-'Bachelor' Colton Underwood Springs Into Action With Non-Profit After Being Trashed For Collecting $11,000 PPP Loan
Colton Underwood is back to his charity work after copping major backlash when it was revealed he collected thousands from the government's Paycheck Protection Program during the pandemic.
The 29-year-old former Bachelor strung right into action after admitting he got financial assistance, despite being a reality star who's appeared on ABC and filmed for Netflix.
Showing his heart is in the right place, Underwood was all smiles while springing back into action amid the controversy.
He made sure to document his charity work too.
Taking to his social media, Underwood posed with several children and one adult to announce his company's first non-profit in-person charity event since the pandemic hit in 2020.
Keeping it casual, Underwood wore a gray sweatshirt, black jeans, and a baseball cap.
"Today my non profit, @coltonslegacy is hosting its first in person charity event in 2 years," he captioned his Instagram post on Monday. "I won’t be taking anything for granted this year. This is going to be a special day."
Turning the focus on the attendees, Underwood continued, "These three Cystic Fibrosis warriors flew in for the event which makes it even more special."
Revealing that one of them "checked out of the hospital the morning of her flight and made it to Colorado late last night," the former Bachelor added, it's "just one small example of how resilient she and all the CF warriors are."
He ended his lengthy comeback message by instructing his followers to "keep inspiring and being bold warriors for people like me to look up too 💜."
Earlier this week, Underwood collected backlash after it was revealed his foundation received an $11,355 PPP loan.
According to public records, he's not the only ex-Bachelor Nation star either.
Tayshia Adams and Arie Luyendyk also received loans -- in the range of $20,000.
The trio quickly caught heat from fans, with even one ex-Bachelor slamming his ABC family.
Nick Viall took to social media and wrote, "Don't know everyone's situation, but my gut tells any alum applying for a PPP is both savvy and s----y."
As for Underwood, he defended his non-profit's PPP loan and said, "please stop lumping me in with the bachelor. I don't f--k with them anymore, they don't f--k with me. Point blank. Thanks."