Beloved The Bachelor contestant Brooke Blurton has taken to Instagram to share her pride for her Indigenous culture and divulge an unfortunate story from her time on the Channel Ten dating series last year.
Blurton shared a photo wearing a t-shirt with a pic of the Indigenous flag and recounted being told by Bachelor producers to delete the post as they wanted her to remain silent in the lead-up to the Honey Badger finale.
“Hey! It’s me again!” She began. “Did you know….. I uploaded this photo exactly a year ago and got asked by production to delete because it was the period of being incognito whilst the bachelor was waiting to air….”
She goes on to issue the following warning to her followers.
“Soooo look if I’m posting too much black stuff for ya’ll, DELETE ME, coz I’m over here trying to compensate for all the posts I couldn’t post last year. stay deadly and PROUD.”
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hey! It’s me again! ???? did you know….. I uploaded this photo exactly a year ago and got asked by production to delete because it was the period of being incognito whilst the bachelor was waiting to air…. soooo look if I’m posting too much black stuff for ya’ll, DELETE ME, coz I’m over here trying to compensate for all the posts I couldn’t post last year. ????????❤️ stay deadly and PROUD
Earlier this year, Blurton called out her followers for leaving racist remarks on her Instagram.
“Literally frustrates me when I get DMs that say ‘You’re so pretty for an Aboriginal,’” she wrote.
“You can definitely understand how frustrated I am right now at the fact that people can think they’re ‘complimenting you’, but really, they’re actually disrespecting a whole race.”
“It actually frustrates me, and it takes me back to when I was in high school. I continuously got my Aboriginality questioned, not only by my peers or my friends or whoever, I got questioned by teachers, I got questioned by adults, I got questioned by randoms.
“When I would say that I’m Aboriginal, my mum is Aboriginal, they’d be like, ‘Oh, what part?’ or, ‘You’re too pretty to be Aboriginal,’ or, ‘You’re not one of those, are you?’”
“It made me so mad, and I didn’t quite understand it back then because I was so young,” she added.
“It actually fucking confused me, because people questioning your Aboriginality or your cultural identity makes you actually question yourself.”
She adds that she’s alway been proud of her Indigenous heritage.
“I was so set on who I am, who my mum was, and who my family were, and these people made me question that,” she said.
“It makes me so mad that this is still happening for me. I fucking hate that. It actually makes me so fucking mad and upset, because it’s just ignorance and it’s backwards thinking,” she continued.
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you all keep asking me about my job, as a Youth Worker, what did I study, etc. it’s a bit hard to DM you all and reply with as much information as possible. So let us know in the comments, what you’d like to know specifically❔ or if creating a blog or YouTube will be easier ? thoughts… this little brown girl is always open for suggestions ????????♀️
The following morning, Blurton revealed that she received loads of supportive messages overnight and thanked fans for backing her.
“It’s really nice to wake up to such supportive and caring and nice messages, especially around racism,” she said in an Insta Story.
“Some of you have shared your own stories with it, and I think that you’re so courageous, and thank you so much for sharing with me.”
Image: Channel Ten