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Bachelor contestant Rachel Nance struggles with hateful comments

Filipino and African American contestant Rachel Nance revealed on The Bachelor Monday night that she’s dealt with racist comments on social media from fans, particularly since the Hometowns episode.

Appearing in the popular Women Tell All show, Nancy said she’s been called a “jungle Asian” and the N-word, reported Deltaplex News.

“I think people are so quick to be little keyboard warriors and kind of pop off because there’s no consequences, but we [the contestants] have to pay the consequences mentally and emotionally,” said Nance to host Jesse Palmer during an interview.

Palmer agreed with her saying he’s seen a noticeable rise in hate on social media this season.

Rachel Nance on the Bachelor with host Jesse Palmer
Rachel Nance on the Bachelor with host Jesse Palmer . Disney/John Fleenor

“Here’s the thing Bachelor Nation. We love your strong opinions. I think it’s important that we uplift these women, who are brave enough to be vulnerable and to share their stories with Joey and with all of us at home. These women, they deserve our praise and not our hate,” Palmer said.

Earlier today on an Instagram post, Nance expanded on her comments from the night before.

“As a woman from a multi culture background I have experienced racism firsthand once I moved to the mainland. Being in the public eye has made me a target of that continuous hate. A hate that needs to be addressed. It is part of my Asian culture to remain quiet, always be respectful, and apologize first. No more. It is time that we speak up,” she wrote.

Nance had described herself as a “Brown girl from Hawaii” with “an immigrant mother from the Philippines” and “a girl with curly curly curly hair.”

Rachel received a rose in the final minutes of the episode Monday night and has advanced to the final 3.

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