The Bachelor ‘s First Impression Rose Recipient Greer Blitzer Apologizes for Defending Blackface Costume

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The Bachelor‘s Greer Blitzer is issuing an apology after going through some main backlash for her previous actions.

On Tuesday, the 24-year-old medical gross sales rep — who obtained the First Impression Rose from Bachelor Zach Shallcross throughout Monday’s premiere — addressed the feedback she had made defending Blackface years prior in a press release on Instagram.

“The journey to like is crammed with classes and these classes are additionally made on our journey of progress. In my previous, I’ve made some uneducated, ignorant and admittedly, mistaken feedback on my social media accounts,” the Texas native wrote on her Instagram Tales. “Specifically, I used misguided arguments on Twitter to defend a scholar who wearing Blackface as Tupac for Halloween.”

“I’m deeply sorry to these I’ve harm, particularly these inside the Black neighborhood, not as a result of these screenshots have resurfaced, however as a result of I ever shared these dangerous opinions in any respect, she continued. “Time and age don’t excuse my actions, however this isn’t a mirrored image of who I’m immediately.”

The Bachelor's First Impression Rose Recipient Greer Blitzer Issues Apology for Defending Blackface Costume

The Bachelor’s First Impression Rose Recipient Greer Blitzer Points Apology for Defending Blackface Costume

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In October, a Reddit consumer shared screenshots of Blitzer supporting a fellow teenager who was going through scrutiny for sporting Blackface at a celebration.

“The scholars concerned did not even know what black face was so my level precisely. It wasn’t an intentional racist act,” Blitzer allegedly wrote on Twitter on the time.

In one other Tweet, she allegedly wrote: “This earlier incident was dumb not racist? She didn’t paint herself black as a result of she felt superior to black ppl.”

She later added, “Placing white powder in your face is not okay both. That did not make the information did it? I apologize if this offended you however you should perceive it was not initially purported to be perceived that method in any respect.”

THE BACHELOR - ABC’s “The Bachelor” stars Greer. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

THE BACHELOR – ABC’s “The Bachelor” stars Greer. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

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On Tuesday’s episode of the PEOPLE Every Day podcast, Shallcross, 26, opened up about his determination to present Greer the primary impression rose.

“With Greer, she had this calming impact on me. I am again on the mansion and there is the cameras and I am assembly 30 new girls, and it is so much to absorb,” Shallcross informed PEOPLE Each Day host Janine Rubenstein. “And so whenever you meet somebody that may deliver that consolation degree and assist you to not be so caught up in your head — it was very relaxed along with her.”

Shallcross has not but commented on Greer’s alleged previous actions.

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The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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