Controversial Bachelorette contestant Garrett Yrigoyen is ready for a do-over. RadarOnline.com has learned the 29-year-old medical sales rep has shut down his Instagram account, after news spread that he has a history of liking offensive, hateful, transphobic memes.
Instead, on Thursday afternoon, a new account appeared, and one of the first posts was a personal apology:
“To those who I have hurt and offended: This is all new to me. I went on the Bachelorette for the adventure and possibility of falling in love, not fame,” Yrigoyen, wrote.
“I did not know what to expect once the show aired. I am sorry to those who I offended, and I also take full responsibility for my ‘likes’ on Instagram that were hurtful and offensive,” he continued. “garret_yrigs12 was my former Instagram handle and I decided to take it down and start fresh because I have learned an extremely valuable lesson and am taking steps to grow, become more educated, and be a better version of myself. I am not perfect, and I will never be anywhere close, but now I will always be more informed and aware of what I am liking and supporting, not just on Instagram, but in life.
“I never realized the power behind a mindless double tap on Instagram and how it bears so much weight on people’s lives. I did not mean any harm by any of it. My Instagram ‘likes’ were not a true reflection of me and my morals.”
As RadarOnline.com readers know, this is not Yrigoyen’s first scandal. Back in 2016, the hunk filed for divorce from wife Kayla — whom he was married to for just six months!
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