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 recent episode of her podcast, Click Bait.
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.
“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.”
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, you know, 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.”