Dean Unglert’s upbeat personality and blinding smile made him a fan favorite on The Bachelorette this season—but if you recall, he actually got off to a rough start. He was the contestant who told Rachel Lindsay, “I’m ready to go Black and never come back” during the After the Final Rose special in March. Unglert’s (very bad) joke was quickly dragged on social media, but the 25-year-old managed to redeem himself with Lindsay. She took the comment in stride—like the queen she is—and actually kept Unglert around until the hometowns episode. Fans were devastated when Lindsay ultimately decided to send Unglert home, but their “breakup”—if you can call it that—was amicable nonetheless.
Well, at least we thought. Unglert and Lindsay just had a little back-and-forth on Instagram that surfaced on Imgur and has us wondering if there actually is some bad blood between them.
It all started when an Instagram user shared a photo of herself with Unglert and captioned it, “Went Black, but came back.” This message is obviously problematic, but Unglert found it funny. “Lololol at the caption,” he commented on the picture, seemingly validating this ignorance.
But don’t worry, Lindsay noticed—and she promptly told the time. “Sent back…he didn’t come back lol,” Lindsay wrote. See these comments for yourself, below:
Doesn’t Unglert know by now not to mess with Rach? She literally told DeMario Jackson to “get the f–k out” during an earlier episode of the Bachelorette! Plus, she’s no stranger to the social media clap back. Exhibits A and B: these Twitter haters. She doesn’t have time for games.
Real talk, though: This gets us excited for the Bachelorette’s Men Tell All special, which airs tonight at 8:00 P.M. on ABC. Those dudes better look out.
UPDATE, August 1 at 1:30 P.M.: Unglert posted an apology on Instagram for the comment and caption that started this controversy.
“I would like to apologize for the other day when a caption and comment were posted that came across as insensitive,” he wrote. “The last thing that was meant by any of that was to be disrespectful”
See it for yourself, below: