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Bachelorette contestant Lee Garrett under fire for offensive tweets

Bachelorette contestant Lee Garrett under fire for offensive tweets

After some of Lee Garrett's offensive tweets from 2015 and 2016 allegedly surfaced, fans are calling him racist and sexist.

Though ABC found praise in debuting the first-ever black Bachelorette in Rachel Lindsay, the show now faces sudden controversy.

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Merkel had previously vowed to "convince the doubters" among world leaders that "protecting the climate matters to all of us". But Trump has also been known to change his mind, as he did in April with the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The Internet saves all, and posted some of his tweets, wondering why ABC cast this guy for Rachel, knowing how both she and he view the world.

It's unclear whether or not those are attempts at being facetious, but he does use the word to describe himself in his Twitter bio, along with "pleasantly offensive" and "exceptionally southern".

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Trump has not given any indication of which way he is leaning, saying he'd been "hearing from a lot of people, both ways". Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel indicated after that meeting that the US was no longer a reliable partner to Germany.

"What's the difference between the NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People] and the KKK [Ku Klux Klan]?" The 30-year-old songwriter from Nashville (whose full name is Lee Garrett) has tweeted about a wide variety of topics over the years, including Black Lives Matter, women, and Islam, and he definitely has strong thoughts. There are going to be people out there who are looking for stories, and will go back and see what you had to say for many years.

"I wholeheartedly support inhuman torture of terrorists", and "This out... There is a reason for this", one tweet read. "The Orlando terrorist was a devout muslim and registered democrat".

United States decries Washington brawl during Turkish president's visit
USA officials said this month that the White House had approved supplying arms to the YPG, a decision that caused alarm in Ankara. A Voice of America video showed police officers struggling to protect the protesters and ordering the men in suits to retreat.

According to Entertainment Weekly, spokespersons for ABC and production company Warner Horizon Television both declined to comment on Lee's tweets.


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