Tayshia Adams is well known for being one of America’s favorite Bachelorettes. The most recent leading lady weighed in on her thoughts with everything surround Chris Harrison on a previous episode of her podcast, Click Bait.
While her focus was on Chris Harrison’s apology and the situation that occurred it’s obvious she believes in giving people another chance.
Tayshia Shares Her Feelings
If you need an update check out the apology Chris Harrison shared on his Instagram. Tayshia referenced the post saying, “It hit my heart a little bit more to know that he, like, actually meant what he was saying. By excusing historical racism, I defended it.”
She went on to say that what he posted “is the absolute truth.”
“The fact that he called that out and owned up to that and he acknowledges that means a lot to me” she shared.
Tayshia let her feeling be known by sharing that “It isn’t just a moment, just like how Black Lives Matter isn’t just a trending topic on Instagram. It’s a thing that’s taking place every single day that we should actively try to partake in and better.”
While she makes it clear she doesn’t agree with what happened, she does explain that sometimes people need to be given a second chance.
Forgiving Mistakes Made
“Look, people make mistakes. Granted, this one was, it’s full of arrogance and it affected a lot of people. But this is the thing: I feel like we have to allow people to prove us wrong and prove themselves.”
She explained comparing her current fiance’s experience. “Zachary used to be an addict, and he’s done a lot of wrong in a time that I never even knew him. And he needed somebody to give him a second chance in order to prove himself that he wasn’t going to lie anymore, that he wasn’t going to do drugs anymore, that he wasn’t going to do all the things that he used to do.”
Tayshia added, “And with that, he made an insanely different path for himself and now is helping a lot of people because of that second chance.”
She goes on to explain the importance of treating others in a way that you would want to be treated, mistakes or not. “Something that I’ve always been taught is just, like, treat people the way you want to be treated. If I f–ked up really bad, like, I would want somebody to give me the second chance to prove myself.”
Moving Past The Hurt
While she is up for giving second chances she does make it clear her feelings on the situation. “I’m not excusing any wrong that anyone has done. There is a lot of hurt behind his actions and Rachael’s actions and all of the above.”
She continues, “But what I’m trying to say is: How are we going to better the world, how are we going to better ourselves if people don’t give us a chance to do that and prove that? So, we got our apologies. I appreciate it. Let’s just see what comes from them.”
Her Role As the Bachelorette Host
In her story, Tayshia says, “Oh my gosh, you guys. What a wild announcement to be made within the last 24 hours! I feel so honored to be given the opportunity, but I’m just so so so happy, and I’m so happy that you guys are happy. I’ve been getting so many phenomenal messages and words of encouragement and it means so much.”
She Has Chris Harrison’s Support
While some fans are upset about the show continuing without Chris Harrison, Tayshia also mentions that Chris is supportive of her new position! Adams also says, “The fact that I talked to Chris [Harrison] the other day and he was so kind and congratulated me for being a part of the next season meant the absolute world.”
The former bachelorette seems excited and ready up to the task! She ended her Instagram story saying, “So with that being said y’all, let’s freakin go! Bachelorette 17, your girl’s here baby!”
Chris Harrison Speaks Out on Leaving Bachelor Nation
In an Instagram post on Tuesday June 8, Harrison says goodbye to The Bachelor franchise. Posting a photo of himself hosting the show, he writes, “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter.”
Chris Harrison continues saying, “I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”
Tayshia’s Co-host Kailyn Shares Her Thoughts
Fans commented their love and support for him. Kaitlyn Bristowe also shared her thoughts writing, “You are truly irreplaceable as a host, thank you for all the years you put into this show and making it what it is. No one does it quite like Mr. Chris Harrison.”
Harrison’s announcement comes only hours after rumors of his official departure began circulating.
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