After criticizing The Bachelor franchise, Dylan Barbour released a statement and calls his experience “Very Positive”.
The 26-year-old star issued a statement and said, “This past weekend, I got into the discussion of being in the public eye and its effects on mental health. I’ve seen a lot of people thrust into this level of notoriety, and with it comes immense scrutiny. And those same friends have had their mental health suffer tremendously from it.”
He also said, “I felt the need to speak out as I’ve been one of the lucky ones to have a great experience from this transition, but with that said, I believe the way the message was delivered was wrong.”
He continued, “I’m appreciative of the franchise and the platform is given to me, and that was not reflected. I’ve really only had very positive experiences with the producers and network. Moving forward, I’ll speak only from personal experience and continue to be an ally and support system to those who need it.”
Then he concluded, “My last thought: they need you until they don’t. Each person is a pawn in a larger scheme, and they do not have contestants [sic] best interests in mind. Mental health is not a concern. Multiple people develop issues post-show and they do nothing to help. If anything, they fuel hate.”