Bekah Martinez Slammed Garrett Yrigoyen For Defending Police Amid Protests
In the midst of nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death, former Bachelor star Bekah Martinez slammed Garrett Yrigoyen for his "Blue Lives Matter" posts on social media, which has sparked a passionate debate among several members of Bachelor Nation. The debate started on June 5, when Garrett shared a lengthy statement on Instagram, writing that he stands in solidarity with "hundreds of thousands of men and women of all races that represent this Thin Blue Line."
Because he has "friends and family in law enforcement," Garrett stated that "it’s important for me to recognize the ones who ... put their lives on the line each and every single day for humans of different race and ethnicity, including those who hate them." In his post, he also claimed that "there have been over 300 [officers] injured, shot, or killed in just one week," though he didn't offer a source for that statistic. "We can’t judge an entire group of people by the actions of a few," he said, before asking followers to "remember" the officers at this time.
In response, Bekah slammed Garrett's statement in a comment on his post, writing that "law enforcement CHOOSES to put on a blue uniform. Black people don't choose to be black. big difference." She also took particular issue with the Garrett's argument that police become more "on edge" when they are faced with "brutality" from protesters, claiming that statement is "scary as f*ck." Bekah concluded her ...
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