Rumor has it that Bachelor winner Holly Kingston says the ‘MAGA’ post was made ‘in jest’ after he was criticized by awake Twitter mobs for using the pro-Trump slogan on Instagram in 2018
Holly Kingston is the frontrunner to win Jimmy Nicholson’s heart with The Bachelor.
But the 27-year-old marketing executive ran into trouble with awake viewers and millennial journalists on Twitter after her seemingly pro-Trump Instagram post from 2018 resurfaced online.
In the image, Holly poses in front of the Wisdom Tree in Los Angeles, California, with a large American flag in the background.
Comment: Bachelor star Holly Kingston has been trolled on Twitter after using pro-Trump slogan ‘MAGA’ on Instagram in 2018
She captioned the post “#MAGA,” which is an abbreviation of Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”
In a statement to the Daily Mail Australia, Holly confirmed that the post was made simply “as a joke” and had nothing to do with her political views.
“The comment I made on my 2018 Instagram caption, which referenced American politics, was made in jest and with complete sarcasm,” she explained.
“It’s pretty clear that I use a lot of satire on my social media platforms. This comment is in no way, shape or form an accurate representation of my political beliefs.”
Flashback: Pictured is the 27-year-old marketing manager posing in front of the Wisdom Tree in California with a large American flag in the background. She captioned the post “#MAGA,” which is an abbreviation of Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”
Despite the post’s sarcastic nature, it still sent a handful of Australian journalists into a tailspin on Twitter, with one writing: “Yikes.”
‘Oh damn. I also just saw that the Bachelor is brown this year. Well,” another tweeted.
“That red rose will go really nicely with Holly’s red MAGA cap,” wrote one viewer.
The topic also came up on Thursday’s Fitzy & Wippa radio show, but the hosts seemed more sympathetic to Holly than waking up warriors on Twitter.
Joke: “The comment I made on my 2018 Instagram caption referring to American politics was in jest and with complete sarcasm,” she said in a statement.
“Maybe she was pissing,” the show’s producer said as he discussed the post with hosts Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Wipfli.
“You know what, you could write that when you joke about it in the United States,” she added.
‘She seemed like a nice girl, and you know what? You have to give people the opportunity to change, otherwise we would never evolve,” Wippa reasoned.
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He also said there was nothing in the post that specifically confirmed whether she was a Trump supporter or not.
Meanwhile, Holly has already been exposed as an aspiring actress.
In addition to securing the first date at Wednesday’s premiere, Holly’s profile on IMDb – an online database for people in the entertainment industry – was revealed.
Unmolested: The topic was also brought up on Thursday’s Fitzy & Wippa radio show, but the hosts seemed more sympathetic to Holly than waking up warriors on Twitter
According to IMDb, Holly is an “actress” despite her career being listed as a “marketing manager” on Channel 10’s dating show.
She has one name to her name, having previously appeared in the 2015 TV series Ready for This and played a character named ‘Alice’.
In addition to acting, Holly has also worked as an ambassador for the charity Weave Youth & Community Services, where she was also listed as an “actress.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment.
Queen bee! Holly is currently the frontrunner to win Jimmy’s heart on The Bachelor