Former “Bachelor” contestant Taylor Nolan is being investigated by Washington State health officials for racist comments she made online, Page Six can exclusively confirm.
Earlier this month, we reported that the state agency was still considering whether or not to investigate “Bachelor” alum after receiving “more complaints” from people who thought the reality star’s mental health counselor license should be revoked because of her controversial tweets.
“Although an investigation is under way, Washington Department of Health spokesman Gordon MacCracken told Page Six on Wednesday that it” does not necessarily mean that disciplinary action will be taken, but that we are entering a stage of investigation. “
MacCracken added that there is no specific timeline for how long the investigation may take, nor can he “predict an outcome.”
A Nolan representative declined to comment on the latest developments.
The 27-year-old reality star, who first appeared on Nick Viall’s season of “The Bachelor” and later on “Bachelor in Paradise,” was licensed as a mental health consultant in Washington in 2016.
DOH told us earlier that she has no “previous disciplinary history.”
However, Nolan – whose mother is white and her father is African American – was shot in February due to old tweets, in which she tore up BIPOC, LGBTQ and mental health.
The tweets included that she talked about “tall red black people” and said that “#Asian problem is not s – t” because stereotypes include “they have a small penis.” She also upset people by writing, “#WeWontWorkIf I’ve ever diagnosed you with a personality disorder,” and responded to the thread, “treatment: Suicide.”
“Tweets from ten years ago are rude, they suck, they were wrong, and they are hurtful,” she said in a 30-minute apology video. “I want to make it clear that they are not taking away from the work I am doing today, they are literally how I came here to do this work.”
Since the scandal, Nolan has kept a fairly low profile on social media. She shared on March 15 that she “took the time and space to refocus and reflect” and reappeared only last week to talk about the attacks on Asian society.