Is Lee Garrett From "The Bachelorette" A Racist?

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Lee Garrett

Accurately dubbed a "snake," Lee was finally sent home in last night's episode.

Former "Bachelorette" contestant Lee Garrett has been accused of being a racist — and everyone, including Rachel Lindsay, is happy he was finally sent home. 

Lindsay said peace out to the singer/songwriter from Tennessee after a two-on-one date with his nemesis, Kenny Layne. In hindsight, Lee probably regrets picking a fight with a pro wrestler. 

People are calling ABC out on even putting Lee on the show, who has made insensitive comments towards some of the black contestants on the show (mainly Kenny), has tweeted some pretty racists things in 2015. Lee revealed that he didn't even apply to be on the show. A producer reached out to him on Facebook. 

Someone discovered the tweets, which have since been deleted, a few weeks into the season and brought them to light. 

In July of 2016, he wrote "Thousands sign petition to recognize #BlackLivesMatter as a terrorist group after Dallas,” and the same year tweeted, "What's the difference between the NAACP and the KKK? Wait for it... One has the sense of shame to cover their racist ass faces." 

He also made some sexist comments such as "never trust a female liberal," and called out "all this ‘gay community' talk, all these rainbow flags instead of American" following the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Basically, he's a terrible person. 


Lee and Kenny were the controversial center of the last few episodes with — in typical Bachelor franchise fashion — their final showdown not living up to the hype. Rachel chooses to trust Kenny after Lee accuses him of "violently pulling him from a van," and Lee is left alone in the middle of the Norwegian forest. 

Rachel gave us a little preview of who she was sending home last week, when a girl got some heat for tweeting, "I'm sitting here watching @BacheloretteABC and my roommate just sat down on the couch and said 'what is this? @LoveAndHipHop_?" Rachel responded to the girl by saying, "Let me know if she wants to meet Lee, they sound like they would have a lot in common. #ihavetimetoday." 

Her feelings about Lee were clear when she tweeted the following during last night's episode: 


She wasn't the only one who was stoked to see Lee pack his bags. Other Twitter users chimed in: 

Before the controversial tweets came to light, Lee was quoted calling Rachel the "classiest" Bachelorette in history and that he was excited to meet her.