Rachel Lindsay has been holding it down as the first African American in The Bachelorette on ABC, but now one of the contestants has been accused of being a racist.
A series of tweets from Lee Garrett surfaced the Internet this week and as a result, fans are accusing Garrett of being racist.
ABC has yet to comment on Garrett's tweets. One source told Variety that the network had no idea about his posts, which date back from 2016.
The tweet that caused the most controversy reads, "What's the difference between the NAACP and the KKK? Wait for it...One has the sense of shame to cover their racist faces."
But that's not all. More of Garrett's tweets speak on terrorism and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
"I wholeheartedly support inhumane torture of terrorists," he wrote on June 13.
He added, "Hillary is the millennial's version of O.J.," about two weeks later.
Following that tweet, he wrote, "Today, Nixon should be completely exonerated and issued an apology" before he posted about a petition to "recognize #BlackLivesMatter as a terrorist group" that followed the shooting and killing of police officers in Dallas around that time. Check it out below.
Fans have called out the network for casting Garrett to begin with. They accused ABC of putting him in for higher ratings and to stir up drama. If the accusations are true, it certainly wasn't necessary considering there was more than enough drama to go around after one of the contestants, DaMario, was booted off when his girlfriend appeared on the show to let Lindsay know he was two-timing her. Now fans are saying DaMario is a saint compared to his counterpart.
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.