Justin Glaze, who is currently a part of the ongoing dating show “ The Bachelorette” has apologized for his past homophobic and racist comments after his old tweets resurfaced.
Back when Justin was a teenager, he had made some disrespectful comments in his tweets, which reportedly and allegedly belittled black women, promoted colorism and had homophobic slurs. The Bachelorette participant was recently slammed for the same, as his tweets from 2009-2011 appeared on Reddit last week.
Finally, Glaze addressed the issue and his tweets in a recent episode of the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast. Owning up to his past mistakes, Glaze apologetically said, “I have no issue with owning up and apologizing from the bottom of my heart for the really hurtful words that I used. The last thing that I want to do is run from it,”
Glaze continued. “That’s not who I am. I just want to speak from the heart, and hopefully, people will get an understanding of where I was then versus where I am now.”
Recalling his teenage years, Justin said, “When I look back at 14-year-old Justin, I was in high school and quite frankly I was the type of person who for whatever reason felt the need to fit in and say funny things and keep up with what my peers were doing and saying.” He said, “The folks I had associated with would throw around really hurtful slurs that, at the time, I didn’t really think anything of.”
Justin Glaze, who a 27-year-old investment sales consultant from Baltimore further stated that despite being a teenager, “those words shouldn’t have come out of my mouth,” and that he is “ashamed of the words that I used.”
Glaze further said that he would never use such words because now he knows, “the weight that they (words) carry … I understand how much allyship and support these groups that I offended need.”
Additionally, Justin admitted that “being able to hold myself accountable, which is something historically I wasn’t able to do,” was “one of the biggest takeaways” for him on the dating show “The Bachelorette.”