'The Bachelor' Peter Weber Sticks Up For Victoria Fuller Amid "White Lives Matter" Modelling Scandal
Victoria Fuller has been under fire after a "White Lives Matter" scandal surfaced which then meant that her cover photo for the Cosmopolitan March 2020 issue with Peter Weber was pulled. Find out more here...
On the most recent episode of The Bachelor, Peter took some women on a group date to do a photo shoot for the Cosmopolitan March issue in Costa Rica. The winner of the contest was contestant Victoria Fuller who then got to pose with the Bachelor himself for the cover of the upcoming issue.
However, it was then discovered that Victoria modelled for a "White Lives Matter" advertising campaign. Fuller insisted that the campaign in question was for marlin and meant to promote the marine conservation efforts aimed at protecting the fish.
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Cosmo pulled the cover with Peter and Victoria: "rooted in racism"
Cosmo Editor-in-Chief Jessica Pels published a letter explaining why the magazine would no longer publish the cover. "What she modeled for was actually a Marlin Lives Matter organization focused on preventing white and blue marlin from being overfished, which used ‘white lives matter’ and ‘blue lives matter’ messaging on its promotional shirts and hats."
Peter Weber played ignorant
She continued, "both phrases and the belief systems they represent… rooted in racism and therefore problematic." After the controversy surfaced all over social media, Peter Weber was asked on Tuesday about his thoughts on the matter. The Bachelor played ignorant by saying: "Just being completely honest, I can’t really speak too much on it, because I don’t really know many facts about the whole situation," according to ET Canada.
"All I can speak on is the time I was able to spend with Victoria throughout this experience. I truly enjoyed my experience with her. I really feel like she’s, you know, a good person and she’s got a lot of endearing qualities," Weber added. It wouldn't have been difficult for Peter to give more of an answer to the subject.