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Becca Kurfin Defends Garrett Yrigoyen in Wake of Social Media Scandal

Becca Kurfin isn’t just here to do the damn thing.

She’s also here to keep an open mind.

On Monday night’s Season 14 premiere of The Bachelorette, Kufrin handed out her first impression rose to Garrett Yrigoyen.

She also swapped spit with this handsome husband candidate.

The day after this episode aired, however, fans did a spit take upon the release of screenshots from Garrett’s Instagram account.

They included the new reality star Liking memes that mocked Parkland shooting survivors, the transgender community, immigrants and other minority groups.

These screen captures were actually posted by Bachelor alum Ashley Spivey — and one photo, just as an example, featured Yrigoyen Liking was a meme posted by conservative clothing line Merica Supply Co.

It suggested that a thin woman wearing a “Make America Great Again” bathing suit was better than a curvier woman in all black.

YIKES, right?

Garrett also showed affection for a meme of two boys shooting guns with the caption: “What boys did in my day.”

It was juxtaposed with a photo of boys wearing makeup with the caption: “What boys are doing today.”

Learn more about this scandal below:

Where does Becca stand on this controversy?

What does she think of Garrett Yrigoyen?

Based on our revealing section of The Bachelorette spoilers, she thinks VERY highly of him, which may be why she said the following to Entertainment Tonight after his Instagram history went viral:

“I want viewers to be open to everyone, and I want them to go through this season with me and watch my love story unfold with all of these men … because that’s how I went into this journey.”

She added:

“I did things in the past that I’m sure wasn’t the best thing, but I just want people to stay open-minded to everyone.”

That all sounds well and good.

But this isn’t the distant past. The Parkland shooting, in which 17 people lost their lives, took place in February.

Still, Kufrin continued in her interview with ET:

“I can’t fault on anyone for what they believe and who’s to say that anyone is truly what they believe in if they just double tap.

“I can’t speak to that because that’s just not me.

“I am a strong woman and I do believe in certain things, but again, that’s what’s so great about our country – everyone is entitled to their own opinions.”

This is getting a little bit disappointing, Becca.

No one is saying Garrett ought to go to jail.

Of course he’s entitled to his opinions.

But when those opinions include the mocking of students who survived a school shooting? Perhaps he should be called out and judged for them.

Kufrin did say she would have a heartfelt “discussion” about the beliefs of any man with whom she got serious.

She then told ET why she was attracted enough to Garrett to offer him her First Impression Rose:

“I liked that Garrett could be lighthearted and laugh about the future about being a dad and having the minivan.

“What I really liked was the fly fishing.

“It reminded me so much of home and it reminded me of my dad and I wanted to give [the first impression rose] to someone who really stuck out that night.”

On that point, we can all agree:

Garrett Yrigoyen definitely stands out right now.

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#BoycottRoseanne Movement Grows in Wake of Comedian’s Return, Nazi Comment

Roseanne Barr is very much back.

The veteran comedian and actress – who fell so far out of the spotlight and grew so desperate for attention over the years that she tried to seduce Kanye West – returned in a major way this week:

The revival of her beloved sitcom attracted 18.2 million viewers on Tuesday night, a truly astounding figure in this day and age of entertainment.

But is Roseanne Barr back… and better than ever?

Yes, if one is referring to the effective ways in which Barr stirs up controversy.

An outspoken Donald Trump supporter, Roseanne has modeled the fictional version of herself after this real-life version…

… but it’s something Barr recently said in real life that has many folks around the Internet pushing for a boycott of her series.

On March 24, Parkland shooting victim David Hogg addressed a huge crowd at the Washington D.C. March for Our Lives and, at one point, raised his fist high in the air.

He did so to inspire those around the country to rally around him and other school shooting survivors on the topic of sensible gun control.

But some folks out there somehow interpreted this as a Nazi salute.

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Roseanne was apparently among these folks.

At least one Twitter user captured screenshots of Roseanne’s verified Twitter account (which is named Roseanne Barr with the handle “therealroseanne”) sending a message that tagged Hogg and read simply:

“NAZI SALUTE.”

See for yourself:

nazi salute

(NOTE: If we need to explain to you how this is NOT a Nazi salute… well.. we just can’t. We don’t have the mental energy. You’re already a lost cause.)

As a result of this Roseanne statement, a movement has grown around social media; or a hashtag, to be more precise and relevant.

A handful of critics are encouraging others to #BoycottRoseanne, while railing against the sitcom and its star in general:

barr tweets

It came out on Thursday, meanwhile, that President Trump actually called to congratulate Roseanne on the success of her television return.

She said as much during an appearance on Good Morning America.

“It was pretty exciting, I’ll tell you that much,” Barr said on air. “I’ve known him for many years and he’s done a lot of nice things for me over the years.”

On her rebooted series, Roseanne’s family has been torn apart by the 2016 Presidential election.

Tension and anger runs high among all relatives, most notably Roseanne and her sister, portrayed by Laurie Metcalf.

“I just wanted to have that dialogue about families torn apart by the election and their political differences of opinion and how we handle it,” Barr told the New York Times in an interview published on Tuesday.

She added that it was her idea for the Roseanne character to be a Trump supporter.

This is why:

“It’s an accurate portrayal of these people and people like them.

“In terms of what they think,and who they feel when they are the ones who send their kids over to fight.

“We’ve been in wars for a long, long time, which everybody seems to forget, but working class people don’t forget it because their kids are in it.”

As a reminder, this is how Roseanne once sang the national anthem:

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Kim Kardashian Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Florida Shooting

Kim Kardashian has taken a break from stripping nearly all the way down to address the most pressing issue currently facing our country:

Gun control.

In the wake of 17 people being gunned down at a school in Florida on Wednesday, the reality star has chosen to use her social media platform for something worthwhile right now.

We’re not saying photos such as THIS ONE are not worthwhile, of course.

But they are certainly meaningless in the wake of this horrific school shooting.

“We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school,” Kim Tweeted last night, adding:

“Prayers won’t do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence.”

The mother of three is reacting here to the way in which most politicians offer “thoughts and prayers” after a shooting of this nature.

But we didn’t vote them into office to deliver hollow platitudes, Kim is arguing. We voted them into office to actually pass legislation.

kim on guns

On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year old named Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and staff members at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

He used an automatic rifle to end the lives of these 17 people, while injuring many others.

In the hours since this tragedy took place, a debate has once again arisen over whether new gun control measures ought to be put in place.

Along with her own message on the topic, Kardashian re-Tweeted a number of other points people made on Twitter in regard to this contentious issue.

To wit:

gun retweet

This actually isn’t the first time Kardashian has pushed for gun control of some kind.

In November of 2016, she talked to Kendall Jenner about the issue, emphasizing how important it is for celebrities to get involved in various political debates.

Just consider the reach they have, she stated.

Watch the clip below: 

Just over a week since this scene was filmed, Kardashian slammed Congress about it failed to pass meaningful legislation.

“Nothing has changed!!!! People continue to senselessly die. When will these gun laws be changed?!?!?!?!!!!?????” she asked on Twitter at the time, adding:

“The fact that anyone can so easily access guns is so scary & after all of the devastating loss the Senate should have not failed us!!!”

We almost never say this about Kim Kardashian, but… we agree.

We agree completely with everything she is saying here.

In televised remarks from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump said he was committed to making schools safe and to tackle the issue of “mental health” in America.

He did not say anything about gun control.

“I want to speak now directly to America’s children, especially those who feel lost alone confused or even scared,” he added.

“I want you to know that you are never alone, and you never will be.

“You have people who care about you, who love you and who will do anything at all to protect you.

“If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader. Answer hate with love. Answer cruelty with kindness.”

That sounds terrific in theory.

In practice, answering an automatic weapon with kindness will simply get you killed.

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