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Bachelor Zach Shallcross’ 1st Impression Rose Winner Greer Blitzer Apologizes for Defending Blackface in the Past

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Less than 24 hours after Bachelor Nation met Greer Blitzer, a contestant on Zach Shallcross’ season of the ABC series, she is apologizing for past racist online behavior.“The journey to love is filled with lessons and these lessons are also made on our journey of growth.

In my past, I have made some uneducated, ignorant and frankly, wrong comments on my social media accounts,” the 24-year-old Texas native began on Tuesday, January 24, via Instagram Stories. “In particular, I used misguided arguments on Twitter to defend a student who dressed in Blackface as Tupac for Halloween.”She continued: “I am deeply sorry to those I have hurt, especially those within the Black community, not because these screenshots have resurfaced, but because I ever shared these harmful opinions at all.

Time and age do not excuse my actions, but this is not a reflection of who I am today.”Earlier this month, Reddit users shared screenshots of Blitzer supporting a fellow teenager who was under fire for wearing Blackface and a Tupac shirt at a party.“The students involved didn’t even know what black face was so my point exactly.

It wasn’t an intentional racist act,” Blitzer wrote at the time. “She did not paint herself black because she felt superior to black [people].

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