Racial Tensions Flare Up Between Guys on ‘The Bachelorette’

Controversial Bachelorette contestant Lee Garrett has been stirring the pot in the mansion since the first night. On Monday night’s episode, Lee got into heated arguments with two other guys. Lee made headlines shortly after this season premiered when people discovered that his Twitter was full of racist and sexist tweets. In one of his tweets, Lee wrote, “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.”

So when Lee instigated arguments with Eric and Kenny, two of the African-American guys in the house, the other guys started picking up on Lee’s intolerance. Dean said, “The only people that I’ve seen Lee pick fights with have been not the people that he’s used to seeing on a daily basis, from a cultural perspective.” When a producer off-camera asked Dean what he meant, he replied, “You know exactly what I mean.” Dean then added, “The longer Lee sticks around, the more everyone will become aware of his intolerance.”

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