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Victoria Fuller Supports 'Black Lives Matter,' Apologizes For Controversial Past

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By Jordan White

Victoria Fuller just vocalized her support for the Black Lives Matter movement while admitting she’s “part of the problem.”

The former “Bachelor” contestant began her post on Instagram writing, "I’d first like to say, I have been a part of the problem. And for that I am sorry. Being naive, staying silent, or not educating ourselves of the ongoing racism in our country IS contributing to the problem. Period."

Fuller made headlines during her time on “The Bachelor” after photos resurfaced of her modeling for the company, We Love Marlins, which used the White Lives Matter slogan in the campaign.

Victoria Fuller and Peter Weber acting playful while on the show.
Victoria Fuller/Instagram

Due to her participation in the shoot, Cosmopolitan Editor in Chief Jessica Pels didn’t publish a digital cover featuring Fuller.

“Unequivocally, the White Lives Matter movement does not reflect the values of the Cosmo brand. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and any cause that fights to end injustices for people of color,” Pels explained at the time.

Fuller apologized for her involvement writing back to a fan, "Regardless of the fishing connection it’s really racist. I’m sorry if you or anyone else’s feelings were hurt. That was never my intention."

Victoria Fuller wearing a white gown with a floral headband.
Victoria Fuller/Instagram

“I definitely see how this could be offensive. I apologize immensely it was never my intention to lessen this matter,” Fuller added.

In her recent Instagram post, the 26-year-old discussed how she’s learning from past mistakes to gain a deeper understanding.

“I don’t want to be a part of the problem. I’ve taken time to educate myself, read, listen & although I can never fully grasp or understand I am willing to keep learning. This isn’t a trend. This is a societal problem that needs change. & hopefully I can use my platform as a way to educate and continue everyday to learn from others,” she wrote.

Victoria Fuller taking a selfie in all white outfit.
Victoria Fuller/Instagram

Fuller continued, “Understanding White Privilege: White privilege are benefits granted to those because the color of their skin; in other words, purely on the basis of our skin color doors are open to us that are not open to other people.”

“Far too many of us who are closer in proximity to being white erroneously believe that we do not have to take the issues of systematic oppression seriously or don’t feel the need to speak up. So now we have a choice. We can continue to use unearned privilege to remain ignorant, or can put aside the color of our skin in order to see clearly and live differently," she finished.

Chris Soules laying on a brown couch, looking up at the camera.
Chris Soules/Instagram

Fuller is reportedly in a relationship with former “Bachelor” lead Chris Soules. The two have been spending their quarantine together in Iowa, where Soules lives.

“She is still quarantining with him in Iowa. She drove to visit Kelsey Weier who lives in Des Moines over Memorial Day weekend but is now back with Chris,” a source told Us Weekly.

Neither Soules or Fuller have confirmed their romance. However, “Bachelor” alum Ben Higgens, who’s friends with Soules, said he’s “shocked” the two are together.

“I will tell you this, he [Chris] has not confirmed or denied to me as a friend if this is happening. I don’t know her, but I’m shocked that it happened,” Higgens told the outlet.

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