‘Bachelor’ Fans Think Hannah Brown’s Agency Already Dropped Her After Racist Comment
Fans know and love Hannah Brown her time on The Bachelor and Bachelorette. While she couldn’t steal Colton Underwood’s heart, she had her own opportunity to find love. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well for her, as Jed Wyatt, the man who proposed to her on The Bachelorette, evidently had a girlfriend at home prior to coming on to the show.
Brown took the heartache and stride and managed to make the best of a horrible situation, and it’s certainly why she has the fanbase she has today. But she made a serious misstep on Instagram Live, as she said the N-word while signing song lyrics. And now, eagle-eyed fans think her agencies may have dropped her over the controversy.
Hannah Brown said a racist word while singing song lyrics on Instagram Live
Brown failed her fans and followers on March 16 when a video on Instagram Live showed her trying to sing along DaBaby’s “Rockstar.” According to USA Today, she tried her best to get the lyrics right, but this included saying the N-word. As a white woman, Brown should know better than to say a racist slur in any context — but she didn’t take it seriously at first. When first called out for saying the word, she made a half-hearted apology while laughing on Instagram.
Her real apology came much later and after a ton of additional backlash. “I owe you all a major apology,” TMZ reports she posted to her Instagram Story. “There is no excuse and I will not justify what I said. I have read your messages and seen the hurt I have caused. I own it all. I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable.” She then ended the statement with a promise to “do better.”
Brown’s apology didn’t go over well
Brown tried to issue a truly apologetic statement, but it seemed it came too late — and the whole situation was made much worse by her initial insincere sorries.
Rachel Lindsay, the first black lead on any of the Bachelor shows, took to social media to share her thoughts on the whole situation. “It’s easy to make a statement, it’s easy to hide behind words, but when you’re bold enough to say the N-word on camera, on your platform … then you need to be bold enough to use your face on camera and apologize in the same way that you said the word,” Us Weekly reports she said in a video she posted. “I’m not discrediting the apology, I’m just saying we can’t give people a pass for this. You have to hold people accountable for what they’re doing.”
Brown’s ex, Tyler Cameron, also thinks Brown did a lot wrong with her video. “Rachel hit the nail on the head,” Us Weekly notes he wrote. “This is not about dragging HB. This is about using your platform for reasons like this. So we can educate those who don’t get it. This is bigger than HB. This is a societal problem.”
‘Bachelor’ fans think her agency already dropped her for the controversy
Brown’s ready to take her career to the next level after The Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars. According to Refinery29, she signed up with United Talent Agency. But Reddit users think the agency may have dropped her after the recent controversy.
“She’s removed UTA (her agency) from her insta bio since last night so it looks like the fallout is coming,” one Reddit user wrote.
“Her name isn’t appearing on the UTA roster online either,” another wrote. “I’ve never looked there before so I can’t say for sure that it was ever there, but doesn’t look good.”
“I don’t even think she removed that when the coronavirus backlash came through. to be dropped by UTA, basically the biggest talent agency here, would be a big fat yikes moment,” yet another added.
We’re not sure if United Talent really did drop Brown, but we’re sure the truth will be revealed sooner rather than later. As for Brown, we’re hoping she learns from this.
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