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Bachelor Nation Tonhafen learned that even a comment intended as a compliment can create a delicate situation.
The 34 year old alum from Becca KufrinThe Bachelorette season offered clarification on Twitter following an earlier tweet he posted about the current Bachelorette Michelle Young apparently met with criticism.
“Folks, when I said, ‘controversial opinion Michelle is the prettiest bachelorette,’ I didn’t mean disrespect,” the former NFL player wrote on Wednesday November 3rd. “The controversial part is that there have been so many beautiful women in this place”. (18 I think). “
He continued, “I’m just trying [compliment]. Sorry if you were offended. “
When the episode of The Bachelorette aired on November 2, Clay, who also appeared on Bachelor in Paradise in 2019, took to Twitter to praise the 28-year-old school teacher as what he thought was the most beautiful Bachelorette the show has ever shown. His first tweet has since been deleted.
When one person responded to Clay’s apology tweet by asking if anyone was offended, Clay replied, “‘You’re beautiful’ used to be a compliment.” The athlete added a tired face emoji.