Anyone who’s watching “Love Is Blind” season 4 knows all about the many situations that have happened where an apology should be issued.
Irina Solomonova, who got engaged to Zack Goytowski in the pods (but later went their way), wanted to clarify some things and apologize for her behavior on the show. She took to Instagram to issue her apology, but many social media followers weren’t buying it and called her out on her mean-girl attitude.
Irina Solomonova Apologized For Her “Immature And Naive” Behavior
After saying she was sorry that the apology was a bit delayed, she explained that she needed time to process everything that’s gone on to collect her thoughts.
“First, I want to say that I have privately apologized to the people I have hurt and mistreated. Second, I wanted to say I’m so sorry to the people who watched the show that felt frustrated, angry, and hurt by the way I mistreated people on the show. It was very immature and naive of me in many of those situations,” she said in a video.
She then said Zack, Bliss, Amber, Jackie, and Micah didn’t deserve to be treated the way she treated them. “I’m genuinely so, so sorry, truly, I want to add value to people, and I want to make people feel seen, and who I was on the show is the complete opposite of that person,” she said.
“I feel like being on the show was like getting a mirror put in front of your face in the sense of seeing yourself from a different perspective, and that opened up so much to me, and I’m still processing and going through everything that happened.”
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Solomonova concluded her apology by explaining that she’s still “journeying this” and all that’s happened on the show and since. She mentioned how she treated Zack specifically.
“He was so vulnerable with me, and I so mistreated him and shut him out,” she continued. “I hope one day I get to share my experience and what was going on emotionally with that experience, but until then, I just appreciate you for watching this and listening to this.”
The People Of Instagram Didn’t Hold Back Their Thoughts
Many of the reality star’s followers, or just fans of the show, hopped into the comment section to leave their thoughts on her apology, and many didn’t hold back.
“What? Sorry. I only heard ‘I’m posting this so I don’t get fully canceled, and this is all about me,’ lolol,” wrote one person. Another added, “If you felt remorseful, why did you go on a podcast and laugh about your cruelty?”
Another person explained that anyone who’s ever been bullied had a tough time watching her. “The way you put down and belittled Zack was difficult for many people to watch, especially those bullied. You wouldn’t care if not for all the backlash on yourself.”
One follower explained that she felt triggered by Solomonova’s behavior and hoped for change. “Yeah, I don’t know, man. I feel like you didn’t go on the show for the right reasons, and now it’s backfiring on you,” she began. “I hope you do reflect because watching you triggered me in the aspect of who I was years ago, and I HATE that version of me. Because I have that part of me and my own experience, I’m here to tell you that you CAN grow into a better person and grow up.”
Another person added to that thought by saying, “You went on the show to become an ‘influencer,’ not for love. You triggered everyone that watched this season, and nothing you said here seems genuine.”
One person called out how she treated Zack, “Honestly calling Zack a cartoon character and creepy instead of saying ‘I’m not feeling it’ was cruel. Then take the free trip and hit on Paul. Not okay.”
And while many called her out on her behavior, one follower saw a different avenue to take, explaining that being mean to Solomonova isn’t fix anything.
“These comments are just another example of how social media and twisted concepts of ‘justice’ and ‘accountability’ go so far that it goes far beyond holding people accountable. It just ruins people’s lives, fractures self-worth, and shatters someone’s mental health. When I watched S4, I was appalled by Irina’s behavior, and it broke my heart for Zack and all others she hurt. However, I never thought that because I’m on the internet and she’s here too, it’s my job to go after a real person I don’t know in blind righteous rage disguised as forcing someone to take accountability.”
The comment continued to explain that while she did say hurtful and mean things, it’s not right that strangers on the internet go after her. She commented, “The only people whose business it is to hold her accountable are herself, the people she hurt, and those who truly care about her and her growth. This isn’t justice for the people she hurt; it’s people acting on their most ancient and equally cruel emotions because they now have an outlet to send them to. More grace is needed in the world.”