‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Bryce Powers Slammed for Transphobic Comment on Social Media- ‘The chick is actually a dude.’
Slammed on Social Media! Bachelorette contestant Bryce Powers, who is a contestant on the new season of the dating show, was slammed on social media earlier this week after making a transphobic comment on ABC’s website.
Bryce Powers- Transphobic Comment
A “Bachelorette” contestant is already being labeled the bad guy before the show even started. A contestant on the forthcoming season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” is under fire for a statement the LGBT community is calling transphobic.
While the hit series does not premiere until Monday, “The Bachelorette’s” ABC website is already loaded with full bios and Q&A’s with all 31 contestants vying for bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. Firefighter Bryce Powers has stirred up social media with his.
In his biography on the network’s website, the 30-year-old firefighter answered a series of questions, and there was one response that got members of the LGBT community steaming mad.
Powers was asked, “What’s your biggest date fear?”
His answer: “The chick is actually a dude.”
That sparked a flood of comments on social media just days ahead of Rachel Lindsay’s debut as the first-ever African-American bachelorette.
“Bryce from the Bachelorette’s biggest fear is trans women who are attempting to conceal their birth sex,” RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles tweeted on Friday, May 19. “I see why yer single, douche bag.”
Bryce from the Bachelorette's biggest fear is trans women who are attempting to conceal their birth sex. I see why yer single, douche bag.
— Sharon Needles (@SHARON_NEEDLES) May 19, 2017
“Dear Bryce, on behalf of trans women I can assure you: none of us want to date your bland preppy 1980’s teen movie villain rhombus ass,” tweeted Emmy-nominated writer Jen Richards.
Dear Bryce, on behalf of trans women I can assure you: none of us want to date your bland preppy 1980's teen movie villain rhombus ass. xo https://t.co/VbcN4bya4s
— Jen Richards (@SmartAssJen) May 19, 2017
“Lol that’s funny my biggest date fear is finding out he was once a contestant on the bachelorette,” added comedy writer and performer Alise Morales.
lol that's funny my biggest date fear is finding out he was once a contestant on the bachelorette https://t.co/mvG6pG5txX
— Alise Morales (@fatlise) May 19, 2017
ABC later removed the comment from its website and a spokesperson told The Wrap in a statement, “This comment does not reflect the views of ABC, Warner Horizon or bachelorette Rachel Lindsay.”
Powers is one of 31 men vying for Lindsay’s heart on the 13th season of The Bachelorette, which premieres on ABC Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET.
Short Bio on Bryce Powers and Rachel Lindsay:
Bryce Powers is an American Firefighter and reality Tv star. He has recently been the talk of show and best known as a contestant on upcoming ABC’s The Bachelorette.
Rachel Lindsay is an American attorney and reality TV star. She is one of the most popular television personalities of America who is best known as a contestant in ABC’s The Bachelor 2017. – See more at…