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'The Bachelorette's' Garrett Yrigoyen Apologizes for Social Media Controversy

'The Bachelorette's' Garrett Yrigoyen Apologizes for Social Media Controversy
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Garrett Yrigoyen, one of Becca Kufrin’s suitor on this season of “The Bachelorette,” took to Instagram to apologize for his past behavior on social media.

Garrett reportedly liked a series of questionable social media posts on Instagram using an account that has since been deleted. Though the account was deleted, his social media activity was captured with screengrabs, and shared by former “Bachelor” contestant Ashley Spivey.

Yrigoyen wrote, “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 later added, “I did not mean any harm by any of it. My Instagram ‘likes’ were not a true reflection of me and morals.”

Read his full statement below.

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with Becca at Universal Studios Hollywood this week, where she weighed in on the backlash. “Everyone has an opinion — that’s what is so great about our country. People are entitled to their own beliefs.”

Becca emphasized, “That being said, I want to go through that entire journey with people – open to me and open to all the 28 men… I hope that after watching the entire season play out, they can stay open and get to know the guys for who they are."

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