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Becca Kufrin Compares Erich Schwer to Ex Garrett Yrigoyen Amid Blackface Controversy: I Had a ‘Pit in My Stomach’

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A familiar feeling. Becca Kufrin compared Bachelorette winner Erich Schwer‘s blackface controversy to her former fiancé Garrett Yrigoen‘s 2018 social media scandal.“I was in a very similar situation after coming off of my season, with the person that I chose,” the Minnesota native, 32, told Gabby Windey on the Wednesday, September 21, episode of the “Bachelor Happy Hour Podcast” while discussing the drama Schwer, 29, sparked before the season 19 finale. “At that moment in time, I was kind of like you [are now], I was very taken aback.

You have this pit in your stomach and you don’t necessarily know where to turn.”Kufrin added that at the time, she wanted to give Yrigoyen, 33, “the time and the means and the education to learn and grow and change” after fans discovered in May 2018 that he had “liked” offensive Instagram posts mocking women, immigrants and school shooting survivors before competing on The Bachelorette. “That’s what I was hearing [from him],” she recalled, before noting that “ultimately, in my situation, that didn’t end up being the case.”She continued: “I learned two and a half years down the road that [Garrett’s] words and actions weren’t lining up.”Kufrin and the medical sales representative — who got engaged on season 14 finale of The Bachelorette in August 2018 — hit a rough patch in summer 2020 as they disagreed over social issues in the wake of George Floyd‘s death.

While the Bachelor in Paradise alum was an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, Yrigoyen shared several posts supporting the police amid nationwide protests and unrest.“For those who are curious about my relationship with Garrett at this point, all I can say right now is I don’t know,” Kufrin said during a June 2020

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