Clay Harbor Clarifies Comments About Bachelorette’s Michelle Young

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Clay Harbor and Michelle Young.
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Setting the file straight. Clay Harbor is clearing the air after his remarks about present Bachelorette Michelle Young’s bodily look raised eyebrows inside the fandom.

“Guys, when I said ‘controversial opinion Michelle is the most beautiful bachelorette,’ I meant no disrespect,” the Bachelorette season 14 alum, 34, tweeted on Wednesday, November 3. “The controversial part is bc there has been so many beautiful women in that spot. (18 I think) Just trying to [compliment]. Apologies if you were offended.”

The former soccer participant beforehand caught flack from Bachelor Nation followers who have been irked by his tweet about rating girls primarily based on their appears to be like. In the preliminary social media publish, which has since been deleted, Harbor famous that he believed the fifth grade instructor, 28, was probably the most stunning lead the present has ever had.

After a social media follower requested the Bachelor in Paradise alum why he felt competed to share his opinion, Harbor replied, “You’re beautiful used to be a compliment.”

Another fan instructed the Illinois native that he had the “right to [his] opinion” and that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” noting that Young is gorgeous, very like most of the previous Bachelorette leads. Harbor agreed, writing again, “Truth.”

Harbor was live-tweeting the Tuesday, November 2, episode of the ABC actuality TV collection and even praised the Minnesota native for candidly talking about her expertise being biracial via a spoken-word poem supposed for her “future soulmate.”

“Growing up biracial in a white community is hard,” Harbor tweeted on the time. “Well maybe not the sports but everything else is. Trust me I know.”

At the top of Tuesday’s episode, the Bradley University alum despatched house contestant Jamie Skaar after he stirred up rumors that she dated fellow suitor Joe Coleman forward of filming. Harbor tweeted his approval, writing, “Bye Jamie, you will not be missed.”

Before sending him packing, the Bachelor season 25 runner-up instructed Skaar, “I feel like our trust was completely broken. This message that you told me was not only not accurate, but this drama was created around my character. You brought up that second story — you put that out there, Jamie. You did. That’s not protecting me whatsoever. I’m very hurt by you right now. I don’t trust you at this moment and I have to be done with it.”

While Harbor has continued to maintain up with the franchise’s programming, he beforehand instructed Us Weekly that he wasn’t actively hoping to return to the ABC hit himself.

“It’s been fun. I’ve had some great experiences, met a lot of good friends and, you know, I’m 34 now. … I’ve got a lot of other things that I’m working on,” he completely instructed Us in March. “I wouldn’t go back to Paradise … it’s not in the cards.”

The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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