Greer Blitzer apologized for his previous words.
“In my past, I have made some uneducated, ignorant and frankly, wrong, comments on my social media accounts,” the 24-year-old wrote. “In particular, in 2016, I used false arguments on Twitter to defend a student who wore blackface as Tupac for Halloween.”
Blitzer continued, “I am deeply sorry for the offense I caused, especially within the Black community, not because these screenshots came back, but because I shared hurtful opinions.”
The contestant, who is a medical sales rep from Houston, went on to say that his previous comments were inconsistent with his current self.
“Time and age do not excuse my actions, but they are not a reflection of who I am today,” he wrote. “I will not stand by or condone the hurtful opinions and behavior I shared during that period of my life and will forever regret making those hurtful words.”