BACHELORETTE Becca Kufrin slammed trolls “spewing hate” at close friend Rachel Lindsay after she was “bullied” off Instagram.
The former ABC lead came to her podcast co-host’s defense after Rachel deleted her social media and claimed anyone sending her “nastiness” should be “embarrassed.”
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Becca Kufrin came to Rachel’s defense after she was ‘bullied off Instagram’Credit: Instagram @bkoof
The former Bachelorette slammed haters contribution to ‘racism and toxicity’Credit: Instagram @bkoof
On Saturday, Becca, 30, shared smiling snaps posed next to her gal pal, Rachel, 35, in similar blush, white and black tracksuits at their podcast studio.
The Minnesota native wrote a lengthy caption that praised Rachel and slammed anyone contributing to “racism and toxicity.”
“I’ve said this privately but I’ll say it publicly as well because it’s an important issue that needs addressing.
“To Rachel Lindsay: I love you, I stand by you and I support you in whatever way, shape or form that’s needed,” she proclaimed.
Becca continued: “We live in a world where online toxicity, racism, racial insensitivity & ignorance, bullying and cruelty have become a norm.
Becca served as The Bachelorette right after her pal Rachel’s seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Rachel and Becca host a podcast together as they continue to support each otherCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“This is simply not okay. For the keyboard warriors, get a clue. Channel that energy for actual positive change.
“For those with type-happy fingers or who think it’s okay to spew hatred on social channels need to begin to recognize other people’s humanity and realize that words carry weight.
“Think about the impact that they can leave for the person on the receiving end.”
The reality star then said that Rachel being forced to deactivate her Instagram due to “extreme hate” is “incredibly disheartening and deranged.”
She concluded her message of support: “It’s a sad reality of the world we live in, and needs to change.
Becca and her fiance, Garrett, broke up following political differenceCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The former couple got engaged on the finale of her season as The BacheloretteCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“I’m one of the lucky few who actually know her and her heart, and if people could only see how brightly she shines, you’d think twice before sending such hateful messages.
“If you are one of the people that have sent any hate or cruelty her way, you should be embarrassed and need to be better. Nastiness ain’t a cute look.”
Amid the ongoing protests throughout the country, Becca spoke up for her support for the BLM movement, while Garrett voiced his appreciating for the “thin blue line.”
Chris Harrison ‘stepped away’ as Bachelor host indefinitelyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Rachel Lindsay conducted an interview with Chris when he made the controversial commentsCredit: extraTv
The California native was slammed by fans and fellow stars of the Bachelor franchise after he stood up for law enforcement on Instagram.
Following weeks of Rachel speaking out against both host Chris Harrison and Rachael Kirkconnell for perpetuating historical racism, the first black Bachelorette was forced to leave Instagram after trolls made her life on social media impossible.
As Chris, 49, stepped away from the franchise indefinitely, NFL star Emmanuel Acho announced he will be hosting the After The Final Rose special.
NFL star Emmanuel Acho will host the Bachelor After The Final Rose specialCredit: Instagram @emmanuelacho
On Saturday, Emmanuel announced he’s accepted ABC’s rose and will be officiating Matt James’ post-finale spinoff next month.
The retired football lineman broke the news on Twitter, writing: “IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be hosting The Bachelor After the Final Rose this year.
“It’s been a pivotal season & this episode will be one of the most storied shows in its history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. See y’all then!”