Former “Bachelor” contestant Taylor Nolan is under investigation by Washington state health officials for racist comments she made online, as Page Six alone can confirm.
Earlier this month, we reported that the state agency was still considering whether or not to investigate the “Bachelor” student after receiving “multiple complaints” from people who thought the reality star’s mental health counseling license should be revoked due to its controversial tweets.
Although an investigation is now underway, Washington Department of Health spokesman Gordon MacCracken told Page Six on Wednesday that “it does not necessarily mean that disciplinary action will be taken, just that we are moving to the stage of an investigation.” .
MacCracken added that there is no specific timeline for how long the investigation can take nor can it “predict an outcome.” DOH will not comment further on the investigation, as it is still pending.
A representative for Nolan declined to comment on the latest development.
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 counselor in Washington in 2016.
DOH previously told us that she “has no disciplinary record.”
However, Nolan, whose mother is white and father is African American, was criticized in February for old tweets, in which she criticized the BIPOC, LGBTQ and mental health communities.
The tweets included her talking about “noisy black people” and saying that “the Asian problem is not shit” because the stereotypes include “they have a small penis”. He also infuriated people by writing: “#WeWontWorkIf have I ever diagnosed you with a personality disorder,” and replied to the thread, “treatment: SUICIDE.”
“My tweets from ten years ago suck, they suck, they were wrong and they are hurtful,” he said in a 30-minute long apology video. “I want to make it clear that they do not take away the work I do today, they are literally how I got 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 was “taking time and space to refocus and reflect” and resurfaced last week to speak about the attacks on the Asian community.