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Becca Kufrin’s First-Impression Rose Winner Is Causing a Lot of Controversy

Season 14 of The Bachelorette has barely gotten underway, and already one of the suitors, Garrett Yrigoyen, is at the center of a major controversy. It looks like certain problematic social media posts are the reason Yrigoyen, who is currently one of the Bachelorette Becca Kufrin’s early front-runners and who managed to get the coveted first-impression rose during the season premiere, is now facing serious scrutiny.

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Following the Bachelorette season premiere on Monday night, HuffPost reported that Yrigoyen, a medical sales rep from Reno, Nevada, has a history of hitting the like button on troubling social media posts. It should also be noted that Yrigoyen deleted his Instagram account last Thursday, but it’s not clear if he did that because it’s a traditional move for Bachelor Nation contestants or because it is related to this controversy.

An account named @imwatchingyuuo posted screenshots of the problematic posts, clearly showing Yrigoyen liking posts that slammed feminists, immigrants and transgender people and supported far-right ideology. The @imwatchingyuuo account has since been made private, but not before former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey took screenshots and posted them all in a long Twitter thread.

Yrigoyen appeared to have a pretty good connection with Kufrin during the season premiere. He made his memorable grand entrance by showing up in a minivan that highlighted his desire to have a family and did some fishing with Kufrin in the mansion’s pool, which reminded her of her childhood in Minnesota. It’s no wonder Yrigoyen’s charm offensive landed him the first-impression rose; who could resist those moves?

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So, how will the producers get past the problem? That remains to be seen, although it doesn’t seem like much can be done in terms of getting Yrigoyen off the show. Filming on Season 14 recently wrapped, and there’s really no precedent for editing Yrigoyen out of future episodes or doing anything that would affect this season’s narrative. This is also not the first problematic Bachelorette suitor who has found themselves at the center of a big controversy (remember Lee Garrett from Rachel Lindsay’s Bachelorette season?), so there’s a chance that producers may just let this play out and handle it during the season finale.

We know The Bachelorette isn’t going to drop any spoilers about Yrigoyen’s fate right now, so it looks like we’ll have to keep tuning in to find out.

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