Below fireplace. Bachelor alum Taylor Nolan, who’s a licensed psychological well being counselor, could also be investigated by Washington state’s Division of Well being after her past offensive tweets resurfaced.
“This week, we’ve acquired a number of complaints in opposition to Nolan in reference to the problems you talked about,” DOH spokesperson Gordon MacCracken informed Page Six in a press release. “These complaints are underneath evaluation. Affected person security is our prime precedence, and we take all complaints significantly.”
MacCracken added that “not all complaints result in us opening circumstances” because the DOH treats “every criticism individually and consider[s] it on its deserves.”
He concluded: “That is within the early levels, and we are able to’t predict what the end result could also be.”
The 27-year-old psychotherapist came under fire earlier this month after she was vocal in regards to the controversy surrounding Chris Harrison’s defense of season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell. Because the season 21 contestant known as for ABC to fireplace the longtime host, 49, Nolan’s previous tweets subsequently resurfaced.
The social media posts, which ranged from 2011 to 2013, included offensive remarks in regards to the Indian, Asian, Jewish and LGBTQ communities. Nolan additionally poked enjoyable of psychological well being and suicide and made fatphobic feedback.
“My tweets from 10 years in the past are sh–ty, they suck, they had been fallacious and are hurtful,” Nolan wrote on Sunday, February 28, by way of Instagram. “I need to be clear that they don’t take away from the work I do at present, they’re actually how I acquired right here to doing this work. If you happen to’re gonna take the time and power to scroll via ten years of my tweets, then please take your time to hearken to this video. I by no means deleted these tweets for a cause as a result of they’ve been part of my journey since manner earlier than going [on] The Bachelor. I didn’t want anybody to name these issues out to me to know they had been fallacious, I’ve been doing that work alone for the final ten years and it’s the identical work I do at present and the identical work I’ll proceed doing for the remainder of my life.”
After receiving backlash for her preliminary assertion, Nolan took to Instagram once more.
“Yesterday’s response was a response and never an apology. I’m sorry I didn’t take a second to return appropriate. I owe you all an apology,” Nolan stated on Monday, March 1. “There isn’t any query or defending that each phrase of my previous tweets are dangerous, fallacious, triggering and extremely upsetting to the communities that I establish with and that I help. I’m so sorry to the parents that had been triggered and re-traumatized by seeing the hurtful phrases from my previous.”
Nolan competed on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor in 2017 earlier than she appeared on season four of Bachelor in Paradise. Whereas she acquired engaged to Derek Peth on the spinoff, the twosome known as off their engagement in June 2018.