Maquel Cooper, a young woman who is currently a contestant on the popular reality series, The Bachelor, came under fire recently for a user’s choice to upload a photo that some have deemed to be racially insensitive.
A Reddit user posted an old photo where she and her friends have brown makeup, mustaches, along with the caption that read that Marquel should clean up her old photographs to make sure there’s nothing racist in there.
The picture contained several captions including “insane night, pranknight, mexicans, reesehigbee, and others.”
Following the posting of the photo, outraged social media warriors flocked to the website to condemn her. One person wrote that she apparently “has no problems with appropriating Mexican culture” and mocking Mexicans.
Another person wrote, “oh my god, I can’t believe she would joke around like that? Do people not have any shame anymore? I mean, like really, what should we even do about this? I think she should be kicked off the show.”
One user claimed that one of her friends should’ve pointed out how “f*cked up it is” to dress up as someone from a different race and culture.
Fans of the series will remember when Lee Garrett found himself in trouble for “offensive” comments which surfaced.
Lee said he had made a regretful choice regarding a costume and he was “deeply sorry” for his mistake. He added that he had to take full responsibility for any hurt emotions he caused. As you may know, inappropriate choices in attire during Halloween has become a hot-button issue lately, especially on University campuses.