The most controversial contestant on this season of The Bachelor has been beneath further scrutiny after eagle-eyed Bachelor Nation followers accused her of having a folded TRUMP flag within the background of one of her Instagram selfies.
Victoria Larson, who refers to herself as “Queen Victoria” on the truth relationship show, raised eyebrows when Twitter person @imstaceygg tweeted screenshots of a photograph Victoria posted with her canine for International Dog Day. In the tweet, @imstaceygg requested Victoria “What is that this hunny,” zooming in on the folded flag within the background of the photograph.
What is that this hunny- #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/iRuNbwCM8Y
— BRENDAN DESERVES BETTA (@imstaceygg) January 12, 2021
The tweet shortly gained consideration and has amassed over 104,000 likes and eight,800 retweets. Twitter shortly got here to the conclusion that the flag seems suspiciously just like the flags flown by Trump supporters.
Reacting to the viral tweet, one person wrote, “i believed she was a young person in disguise making an attempt to be probably the most annoying contestant ever however this makes SO MUCH extra sense.” Another stated, “Are we shocked? She been screaming ‘I’m a immature attention-seeker.’ Since the premiere, it radiates very a lot MAGAt vitality.”
okay okay not defending her in any respect however may or not it’s a NY flag?
— monty (@louisiana1995) January 12, 2021
One person questioned if the flag, which is simply partially seen, may have been misinterpreted, asking, “okay okay not defending her in any respect however may or not it’s a NY flag?”
In response, @SunshineNPeacee shared a photograph of a Trump flag, which options white stars, a pink border, and bold-print white writing on a blue flag. With the photograph, they defined, “Nah woman take a look at the faint pink define on it too, it is the Trump flag.”
Victoria Deleted the Controversial Selfie From Instagram After it Garnered Unwanted Attention
After the photograph went viral, Victoria finally deleted it from her Instagram feed totally. A sweep of her Instagram account, which has over 20,000 followers, exhibits that it’s now not seen to the general public. Victoria has not commented on the accusations nor the doable flag within the photograph, so whether or not or not the folded fabric within the background of Victoria’s selfie was truly a Trump flag has been left to the interpretation of Bachelor Nation.
As Screen Rant factors out, it’s doable that the flag was not in assist of Trump in any respect, or that it would not belong to Victoria however reasonably another person in her home. They additionally word that there are similarly-designed flags that learn “Trump misplaced lol.”
Following the riots on the Capitol, Bachelor lead Matt James issued a response on social media. In a sequence of 3 tweets, James wrote, “Yesterday, as we watched riots happen inside our Capitol we’re reminded but once more we’re residing in two totally different Americas… As a Black man who noticed how peaceable protestors have been dealt with this summer time, I do know a bunch of black or brown rioters wouldn’t have been dealt with the identical manner… We want to handle the hypocrisy and injustice in our nation to set a greater instance for the subsequent technology. I’m praying for America in 2021, and to say nothing is saying one thing.”
New episodes of The Bachelor season 25 air on Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.