The Bachelorette’s Garrett Yrigoyen ‘liked transphobic and xenophobic Instagram posts’
Garrett Yrigoyen, who starred on US reality series The Bachelorette, has been found “liking” posts that are insulting to trans people, migrants and victims of the Parkland shooting.
Yrigoyen, one of 28 cast members on season 14 of the dating game show, “liked” the offensive posts on his now-deleted Instagram account, reports HuffPost.
The 29-year-old, using the username ‘garrett_yrigs12,’ is reported to have “liked” multiple posts from far-right accounts, including those by conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren and a clothing company called Merica Supply Co.
The reality star’s account was made private on May 24, before it was later deleted.
The “likes” were first reported by a now-private, anonymous account, using the handle @imwatchingyuuo on Wednesday.
Ex-contestant on the Bachelor Ashley Spivey later posted screenshots of Yrigoyen’s activity on Twitter.
HuffPost also found more posts that Yrigoyen’s account had “liked” on the Merica Supply Co. Instagram account.
According to HuffPost, Kufrin has previously supported Hillary Clinton and liberal causes like the Women’s March, but his Instagram activity suggests he consistently agrees with ‘anti-feminist’, ‘transphobic’, and ‘xenophobic’ views.
Yrigoyen “liked” one meme mocking Caitlyn Jenner’s gender identity, and a later photo that poked fun at undocumented migrants.
Other posts Yrigoyen “liked” included an image that suggested all feminists are fat, and another that insulted transgender boys.
And, in another post, reports HuffPost, Yrigoyen liked an image claiming that David Hogg, a student activist who survived the Parkland high school shooting, is a crisis actor.
Yrigroyen is the latest among a number of high-profile individuals to be called up on homophobic and transphobic posts on social media.
Earlier this month, premier League footballer Shane Duffy sparked outrage when it was revealed that he had posted a series of historic tweets containing anti-gay slurs.
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The Brighton and Hove Albion player also attacked TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, calling him a “thing” during his stint on X Factor.
In March, prominent anti-trans activist Venice Allan was suspended from Twitter after a series of ‘transphobic’ comments.
And, in November, it was revealed that the then-editor of Gay Times Josh Rivers had used his Twitter account to throw offensive slurs at transgender people, lesbians, women in general, Jews, Asians, Africans, the homeless, anyone he thinks is “fat” or a “retard” – and old people.
“Look here, tranny. 1) you look like a crackhead 2) YOU’RE A TRANNY & 3) your wig doesn’t deserve a mention,” read one particularly horrific post.