Bachelor Nation Supports BLM, Rachel Lindsay Speaks Up and Amanda Stanton Claps Back at Haters

#Bachelorgram: Rachel Lindsay, Amanda Stanton and Bachelor Nation show support for Black Lives Matter at protests and on Instagram 

Meagan Lynn

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 7th, 2020 5:44 pm pst

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Bachelor Nation is joining the Black Lives Matter movement online and in person. 

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PT 1. I truly have never felt anything like I did yesterday. I have never been one to talk about my race because I have always been the minority. I never knew any different but also never wanted to bring attention to something that would make people see me differently/ not as an equal. It wasn’t until 4th grade when I had my first cognitive encounter with someone not wanting to associate with me based on the color of my skin. My parents sacrificed so much in order for my siblings and I to be surrounded by people that encouraged me to embrace my uniqueness. Don’t get me wrong there have been many along to way that have intentionally tried to make me feel inferior but I’ve been told since a young age that Gods light within will always be brighter than anyone trying to dim it.✨

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Tayshia Adams, Katie Morton and Amanda Stanton were among those who shared photos from protests across the country on Instagram. Stanton even brought her five-year-old daughter, and while she faced criticism in the comments for bringing her child to protests, she defended her choice. 

“It was a decision I made so they could learn from an early age to use their voice and exercise their rights to stand up for something that’s so important,” she wrote in her stories. 

Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay has also been vocal on social media, sharing several posts about the movement this week. She told followers on her Instagram stories Friday that she just recorded a new episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast with co-host Becca Kufrin about Black Lives Matter. 

“This is one of the realest podcast episodes that Becca and I have done,” Lindsay revealed. “We cover everything. I know there’s some things you guys wanted us to address and we definitely talk about that as well.”

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I’ve been pretty tore up the past week about everything going on. I’ve listened, learned, helped, supported, and grown. With so many friends and family in law enforcement I couldn’t sit back and not support them and the hundreds of thousands of men and women of all races that represent this Thin Blue Line as well. It’s important for me to recognize the ones who stand in the gap and put their lives on the line each and every single day for humans of different race and ethnicity, including those who hate them. The Thin Blue Line represents each officer protecting protestors, properties, and businesses while being threatened, attacked, shot, shot at, hit with vehicles, and other forms of brutality. There have been over 300 injured, shot, or killed in just one week. They are suffering the consequences over an act they didn’t commit. They continue to put in overtime away from their families, stay silent while being threatened, hated, and assaulted. We can’t judge an entire group of people by the actions of a few. We can’t judge the peaceful protesters by the actions of the few violent protesters, and we sure can’t judge all cops by the actions of a few bad ones. Remember when they put on the badge they’re still humans, with raw emotion, the more brutality they face the more on edge they become, they make mistakes, they have compassion, and no matter how terrible they are treated or whatever negative is said to them, they still show up for us when we need them! Remember these men and women who hold this Thin Blue Line; strangers, friends, family, neighbors, or your enemies. They will always be out there protecting us, no matter what! #thinblueline #antiracism #antibrutality

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One of those topics is likely Kufrin’s fiance Garret Yrigoyen’s Instagram post in support of police officers. 

“With so many friends and family in law enforcement I couldn’t sit back and not support them and the hundreds of thousands of men and women of all races that represent this Thin Blue Line,” he wrote in the caption. “We can’t judge an entire group of people by the actions of a few.”

The post was met with mixed feedback in the comments, with one followers saying his caption was “perfectly said” and another writing Yrigoyen “lost sight of the bigger picture at hand.”

Kufrin has yet to comment on her fiance’s controversial post. Lindsay touched on this, along with her perspective on the Black Lives Matter movement and diversity on the Bachelor franchise in an exclusive interview with AfterBuzz TV’s Bachelor A.M. 

For more from Lindsay, you can listen to her full interview with AfterBuzz TV now. If you love this article, make sure to share it with a friend. If you’re a fan of The Bachelor and #Bachelorgram, keep tuning in to AfterBuzz TV for articles, videos, and podcasts covering the best in pop culture news and discussion.

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About The Author:

Meagan Lynn is a host at AfterBuzz TV and Elon University graduate with a degree in journalism. She loves singing, listening to inspirational podcasts and watching reality TV.

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