The Real Reason The Bachelor's Taylor Nolan Is Facing Controversy

Another day, another Bachelor nation controversy — this time, it's revolving around former Bachelor in Paradise star Taylor Nolan and some problematic tweets, according to E! News. Nolan's Twitter controversy came on the heels of some other scandalous Bachelor nation headlines, particularly the departure of host Chris Harrison. The longtime host stepped down in February 2021 following a problematic interview with Rachel Lindsay.

Nolan, who currently works as a mental health counselor, has consistently used her social media platforms to spread awareness about mental well-being and racism. Now that fans have uncovered troubling tweets from 2011 and 2012, many have called Nolan out for her problematic words. On Feb. 28, 2021, fans unearthed Nolan's past tweets, including racist, homophobic, ableist, and fat-phobic sentiments. Because Taylor uses her platform to spread awareness about social issues, many fans have labeled the former Bachelor in Paradise star a "hypocrite." 

Once the tweets resurfaced, Taylor addressed the situation — keep reading to see what she had to say about the controversy. 

Taylor Nolan apologized for her 'hurtful' tweets

Facing confusion and anger from fans, Taylor Nolan addressed her problematic tweets via social media. Taylor hopped on Instagram to address her former tweets, including racial slurs against Asians and homophobic slurs. "My tweets from ten years ago are s–tty, they suck, they were wrong, and are hurtful," the TV personality began her Instagram video and post. "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."

Taylor — whose mother is white and father Black —also explained why she hadn't deleted the tweets, calling them a part of her "journey" and noting that she "hated" herself when they were published, according to Us Weekly. She finished up her post by asking for forgiveness and "grace," reiterating the work she has done "to unpack internalized racism and fight against things like fatphobia and white supremacy." 

Although some fans liked Taylor's apology, others weren't as impressed, saying that "she didn't seem remorseful" and is a "performative activist." Only time will tell if Taylor will address fans' responses to her apology video!