Bachelorette's Lee Garrett Apologizes For Sexist, Racist Tweets, Twitter Is Dismissive

Nick Sanchez
August 2, 2017

Back in June, it was revealed that one of the men competing for Rachel Lindsay's heart, Lee Garrett, had tweeted a string of racist and sexist remarks throughout 2015 and 2016. "The racism that is ingrained in your behavior to the point of invisibility is still pushing you to behave in a certain way towards Kenny, towards Eric, towards me, in a way that you don't even recognize", he said. "After she left, he collapsed and sobbed". He has agreed to sit on a couch for the next two hours for The Bachelorette's "Men Tell All" special and get to the bottom of America's burning questions like, "What exactly is a Whaboom?" and "What's the annual salary of a tickle monster?" and "Why would a grown man get cheek implants?" Chris Harrison wants Lee to admit he's a misogynist and racist, as do all the men, and it takes a very long time but Lee finally admits his tweet was racist and he denounces it. "I'm just kidding. Lee and DeMario [and] Lucas ["Whaboom"]".

"What's the difference between the NAACP and the KKK?" Judging from the photo below, there's no doubt she will steal the show.

In an episode that aired last month, fellow contestant Dean Unglert pointed out that Garrett, who is white, might have a problem with people who don't look like him. "I didn't want to give any life into you, your opinions or your brief time on the show".

After DeMario accused Harrison and Bachelor producers of bringing his "sidechick" Lexi to the show just to stir up girlfriend drama, Harrison fought back, claiming that DeMario was changing his tune. "People came before me so that I could go to the same school like you, so I could drink from the fountain like you", Josiah said.

As for him. he apologized to Rachel and the rest of the guys, and got some love in return. Lee admitted that Kenny never dragged him from a van and just generally owned up to the fact that he was portrayed as a racist jerk, cause he is one in real life, too.

"But I feel like I'm in such a unique position, I have the opportunity to be a spokesperson for African-Americans, for women", she continued, to applause from the audience. "Can I just say Dean and Kristina are made for each other?!" The Bachelorette contestant had not seen his father in two years before their TV reunion, during which Khahsa barked during their emotional conversation, "You didn't feel love from your father?" I completely denounce that and I denounce that Lee. I did things that were wrong.... "Maybe he was giving us lip service and apologizing and maybe he doesn't fully realize, but I think it was a good step for him tonight and hopefully, education helps a lot and think these guys were very helpful".

On the Men Tell All special, Lindsay delivers these parting words to Garrett: "You had the opportunity to be about something so handsome - and I'm not just talking about me".

However, some said Garrett was being "used" to get ratings for the show on ABC and was grilled on topics like racism and sexism.

With only a couple short weeks to go before the dramatic Bachelorette finale, fans are still reeling from the shocking elimination of Dean Unglert after the hometown dates.

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