BACHELOR alum Taylor Nolan said that it is “valid” for fans to feel “shocked and betrayed” by her past racist tweets.
Earlier this month the former reality star came under fire after her shocking tweets were unearthed.
Taylor, 24, recently joined host Janine Rubenstein for an interview on the People Every Day podcast, and touched on the eye-opening tweets.
She said: “It is so valid for people to feel like they can’t trust me… It’s so valid for people to feel shocked and betrayed.”
Taylor, who wrote the tweets between 2011 and 2012 when she was a teenager and insulted various minority groups, revealed she was “lost” at the time and was struggling with her own racial identity.
She explained: “I was not in a good place at all. I was living in racial trauma. I was living and upholding white supremacy.
“I was completely lost with my cultural identity.”
Taylor continued: “I had really absorbed all of the ‘isms’ in our culture. I had absorbed all of that white supremacy and felt just lost. I didn’t think about anything I was tweeting or I was posting.
“I was depressed, and I was just really lonely and didn’t like myself. I didn’t know who I was. I thought that I was being cool, thought that I was fitting in. I was so lost. I was so confused.”
She added: “Even the people of color who I was around were using the same types of language. A lot of the tweets, I was in conversation with friends, with my classmates.
“It was reinforced in my entire upbringing. It was reinforced in my mainstream culture. And it was reinforced in my immediate environment with my peers.”
Taylor, who explained that she doesn’t share those shocking points of views anymore, said: “I will always have work to do. I will always have things to learn about…
“I do believe that people deserve a chance to learn. I do you believe people deserve chances to do better.”
She concluded: “We are all human. We’re all going to be ignorant in some capacity. And I think canceling people is not the way.
“Holding them through education, holding them with love of wanting them to do better, is really what we need to actually move forward.”
Some of Taylor’s past tweets that were unearthed included one where she wrote: “Cold stone population: fat Asians… fat white people… Jews… and skinny black people.”
Another tweet read: “That awkward moment when you literally cannot understand anything that the Chinese lady is saying doing your toes. English please?”
While a third read: “Indian guys: please shower before hitting the club or coming anywhere near me. Thanks.”
Taylor, who appeared on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor in 2017, apologized in a lengthy statement on Instagram.
She wrote: “My tweets from ten years ago are s**ty, they suck, they were wrong, and are hurtful.”
Taylor, a counselor, also added: “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…”
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