The reality TV star, who appeared on the first season of the Netflix dating show, was accused of using racist language after condemning the riots taking place across the United States, saying: “Black lives f**king matter, absolutely. But this weekend, the last 48 hours the riots went f**king crazy, s**tstorm.
“What happened to George Floyd and every other coloured person, if I wanna use that. I hate describing people by their [skin colour].”
Following backlash from her followers, Chase took to Instagram Stories to share a teary apology video, saying that she was “ignorant” and remorseful for her actions.
“I created pain and used words that were offensive, and I meant no ill-intent from what I shared in my Instagram Story today,” she said. “I was trying to create impact and it backfired. I want to take this time to acknowledge my wrongdoings.
“I used the terms ‘coloured people’ and ‘all lives matter’ and I realise how ignorant that was, how uneducated I am and I’m really, truly sorry for the pain that I caused today.
She continued: “I realise that there are people hurting because of what happened with George Floyd and every other black person who is scared… I never meant to offend you, hurt you, hurt anyone from the black community. I am just very, very sorry. I am educating myself on what I can do to help.”
Chase’s initial comments were condemned by her Love Is Blind castmate Carlton Morton, who also claimed that the other contestants hadn’t spoken out as they were all “Trump supporters”, sharing screenshots of Chase’s former partner Kenny Barnes defending The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown for rapping the N-word.