Erich Schwer apologizes after being called out for a blackface photo
The Bachelorette finalist Erich Schwer has issued an apology after objecting to a yearbook photo of himself wearing blackface.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Erich Schwer responded after being punished for a black school photo
Erich Schwer became a hot topic on social media after some controversial high school photos surfaced online.
A Reddit user recently shared a yearbook photo of Schwer who appears to be wearing a black mask.
In addition to the look, Schwer wore an Afro wig and added them to the dark look of her face. He always wears a colorful shirt.
Schwer captioned the yearbook photo with a caption that read, ‘Blown up.’
However, the 29-year-old geologist garnered a lot of criticism from social media users.
However, Schwer took to Instagram to apologize for his actions on Thursday evening. He shared a picture of a black square.
— Black Lives Matter | #TheBachelorette (@realitynrose) September 8, 2022
Schwer captioned the post with a caption that read, ‘I’m sorry for the random photo of me in Blackface from my high school yearbook going around.
He added, ‘What I thought at the time was a sign of my love for Jimi Hendrix, it was nothing.’
Schwer also wrote, ‘I am ignorant of the negative effects of my actions on the Black community and those around me. I am forever sorry for my bad and bad actions.’
He ended by saying, ‘I am deeply ashamed of my actions and I know that my apology is the first step in taking responsibility.’
Social media users reacted to Erich Schwer’s apology
Many fans thanked Erich Schwer for apologizing for his mistake. They took to the comment section of his post to show their appreciation.
A supporter said, ‘The only thing is acceptance and repentance. Keep it up and get better!’
In addition, another said, ‘The best thing you can do now is show what you mean by taking responsibility. That’s the right way to apologize. You should be lucky.’
However, despite Schwer’s apology, many users are unhappy as they continue to focus on the black image.
One user wrote, ‘I apologize to Erich for his black face in high school. But let’s be honest if that photo hadn’t come up he wouldn’t have been grateful.’
A different user said, ‘the bachelorette would be funny if they brought Nate and his two girlfriends instead of Erich doing black work on the YEAR BOOK.’
This time it’s going to be a leader and there’s nothing like that about them 🤦♀️ I’m tired
— bach memes (@thebachelwhore) September 8, 2022
I changed it. The event is a “Night of the Stars” fundraiser they do every year. I don’t know who Erich is. I didn’t see anyone else in black, but there was a group of students from Jamaica, complete with helmets and helmets. Just plain old.
— Future Chris Harrison (@FutureHarrison) September 8, 2022
This picture with his “second family” wearing MAGA hats came out recently so I’m not surprised 😬 pic.twitter.com/XKC4usGuRX
— lex 🌙 💫 (@you1are1in1love) September 8, 2022
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