Both Season 12 and 13 winners of The Bachelorette received first-impression roses on night one. If this pattern continues, then the Season 14 winner will be Garrett Yrigoyen. He was charming, funny (he showed up in a minivan!), and smooth, and Becca admitted she was “smitten” with him. However, if the two end up together there is the potential for ideological problems.
Becca is an outspoken liberal feminist, and proud of it; she supported Obama in 2012 and Clinton in 2016. After returning to social media once filming for The Bachelorette was over, her second act on Twitter was retweeting Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, Garrett has allegedly liked racist, misogynist posts by right-wing Instagram account, @mericasupplyco. Ashely Spivey, a former Bachelor contestant, shared pictures from the account.
While filming The Bachelorette, both the contestants and Becca don’t have access to their phones/social media. So unless Becca and Garrett spent their time in the Fantasy Suite discussing politics, it is likely that Becca learned about his views when the rest of us did.
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Welp I meant to post this earlier but I was on a flight and just bad at this whole social media thing. BUT – Before you all join me in watching the beginning of my love story tonight, I want to take a second to give thanks. Thank you to everyone for all of the love, support and kind words that I’ve received over the past year. It fills my heart in places that I didn’t even know existed. I also want to ask that you keep an open heart in watching this all unfold. 28 guys came on this journey with me from all across the country and laid their hearts on the line for a chance at love. There are many different personalities, interests and perspectives, but every man deserves to feel the same support and openness that I’ve received over the past few months. It’s not an easy thing to do, to give up your life and put everything on display, especially in this social climate. But these men were brave enough to do that with me, and that’s something truly special. To the 28 of you who went through this crazy journey with me – thank you. You all added to my story in some way. You taught me about yourselves and even about myself along the way. I think it’s safe to say (one last time) that we did the damn thing together. I also want to thank the entire production team and crew. Each and every one of you is driven and kind, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of your hard work. It doesn’t go unnoticed, so thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for reading this novel, I vow to never write this long of a post again. NOW LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! 🌹
Even though it is possible for two people to be in love regardless of political beliefs, Becca is known for her stance on women’s rights, and feminism is one of the many progressive principles that Garrett supposedly mocked.
Former Bachelor and Bachelorette alum, Bekah Martinez, had very strong opinions about the matter.
The majority of fans seemed to agree with Bekah M.
However, Becca has yet to denounce Garrett-could it be because Garrett is her fiance? I guess we will have to wait until The Men Tell All to find out.