Hannah Brown probably had good intentions when she encouraged her followers to smile more in a recent Instagram post… except the former Bachelorette really needs to learn how to read the room!
The 24-year-old took to the platform on Friday and shared two new bikini-clad shots of herself smiling ear to ear, including the now-controversial caption:
“What’s more contagious than a smile ? Just trying to spread some love here rather than fear, not making light of the situation.”
Swipe through her post (below):
As you’re likely aware, the two-time reality TV starlet is currently in Jupiter, Florida with friendly ex Tyler Cameron as the pair and their friends quarantine together amid the coronavirus outbreak. While some fans appreciated Hannah’s post (among her other recent flirty uploads featuring Tyler), others weren’t thrilled with her choice of words!
Several users flocked to the comments section to point out the insensitive irony there with messages such as:
“The corona virus, hannah, the freaking corona virus”
“Quite literally, the coronavirus”
“Corona… start social distancing”
“The insensitivity to a virus that is killing thousands of people…,
“What’s more contagious is the corona virus and you are not helping to contain it with frolicking on the beach and having tik tock parties in a pool with numerous other people. Please think about others and not just yourself.”
The backlash continued on Twitter, too, as another fan wrote, “I am losing my mind at this caption,” alongside a screenshot of HB’s post. Considering how much grief people just gave Vanessa Hudgens and Evangeline Lilly for their controversial COVID-19 comments, it’s pretty surprising the starlet assumed this joke would go over well. As we said earlier, good intentions aside — read the room! It’s worth noting her original caption was edited to include the second part about “not making light of the situation” once the negative messages began pouring in but it appears the damage has already been done.
Although come to think of it, Miz Brown most likely isn’t too concerned about the opinions of the peanut gallery since she’s been living her best life with Tyler all over social media lately! The former flames and their pals have dubbed themselves “The Quarantine Crew,” keeping themselves entertained with funny TikTok videos and group workout sessions amid the global pandemic.
On Saturday, Hannah and Tyler worked up a sweat in matching Superman costumes for an IG live-streamed session with trainer Phil Fit:
But the real fun went down in this clip where she tells Cameron to “put that thing away” as she covered the model’s crotch with a bandana!
And there’s more where that came from if you follow their respective online profiles. These two are sure heating up again! Despite how things ended for them on the ABC series (with Brown choosing Jed Wyatt over Cameron in the final two), longtime host Chris Harrison recently admitted he’d like to see them give their romance another shot someday. During a Fireside Chat with ET‘s Lauren Zima, he said:
“I love Hannah to death, you guys know that. Tyler is a true gentleman, he’s a really good guy. I know he looks decent but, in all seriousness, he’s a true gentleman. He’s a good man, so if those two people find each other and they’re happy, I stan that. I ship that. I do all the things the kids are saying these days.”
Well, good for them. Here’s to this OTP finding happiness together again and acting a bit more responsibly online going forward!!
[Image via Hannah Brown/Instagram]