Taishia Adams as well as Colton Underwood explain why they received Payroll Protection Loans as members of the Bachelor Nation, including Arie Luyendyk Jr. as well as Lauren Burnham, have been criticized for applying for the government’s small business lending program amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to documents received Us weeklyIn Season 16, Bachelorette’s Taisha Adams Media raised $ 20,833 in a loan from the Small Business Administration to help businesses keep their employees at work amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“As a business owner, TV and podcast host, and brand ambassador, Taishia received a PPP loan that allowed her to hire an employee (someone who was previously unemployed) to whom she offers market wages and benefits,” a spokesperson for Adams said in a statement Vulture on Monday, June 28th. “After running out of funds from the PPP loan, but in light of the growing economy, Taishia made a commitment to retain her employee for the foreseeable future.”
Meanwhile, Underwood received $ 11,355 for his nonprofit, The Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation.
A spokesperson for Season 23 Bachelor explained to TMZ that Underwood’s charity “applied for a PPP loan after their annual fundraising events were canceled due to COVID,” and he “never received any form of payment from the foundation, all the income goes directly to the people living. cystic fibrosis. “Underwood, who became gay this year, subsequently took to Instagram Stories and criticized the ABC franchise amid controversy.
“My non-profit organization applied for a PPP because we canceled our charity events for this year. We help people live with CF. I don’t get a dime from my nonprofit activities, ”Underwood wrote on Tuesday June 29th via Instagram Stories. “Please stop pestering me with the Bachelor. I don’t fuck with them anymore, they don’t fuck with me. Point blank.
Luyendyk Jr and Burnham, who met in season 22 Bachelorhave not yet publicly commented on receiving a PPP loan of $ 20,830 for their Instagram Husband LLC. The couple, who recently bought a second home in Hawaii, share their two-year-old daughter, Alessi, and gave birth to twins, Lux and Senna, on June 11.
Before Adams became his bachelorette party for season 16, Claire Crowley distributed roses and met Dale Moss… The former footballer, who is still with Crowley, was given a loan of $ 20,833 but has yet to receive funds.
Us weekly appealed to representatives of Luyendyk Jr., Burnham and Moss.
Season 21 Bachelor Nick Viall was among social media users who spoke out amid controversy.
“What is legal is not always right. What’s illegal isn’t always wrong, “the host of the Viall Files podcast tweeted on Monday. “I don’t know how everyone is doing, but my intuition tells me that any graduate applying for a PPP is savvy and stupid. Interesting debates. “