Reddit and Twitter users uncovered Nolan’s tweets, which she originally posted in 2011 and 2012. In her posts, she insulted minority groups, used offensive slurs, fat-shamed people and made homophobic comments. 

The former reality star known for her activism work within the franchise later addressed the tweets for the first time on Sunday, Feb. 28, calling them “s–tty, they suck, they were wrong, and are hurtful.

She added, “I want to be clear that they don’t take away from the work I do today, they are literally how I got here to doing this work.”

As for why the statements remained on her account, the influencer claimed she never deleted them, “because they’ve been a part of ~journey~ since way before going the bachelor.”

Many people, including Bachelor Nation’s Bekah Martinez, called Nolan out for her perceived insincere apology, prompting her to issue a second statement.