'Bachelor' alum Leah Block apologizes for racially charged tweet, accepts responsibility for 'ignorance'


"Bachelor" alum Leah Block has gone into apology mode, after angering fans with an insensitive tweet about the current season of "The Bachelorette."

In a lengthy Facebook post published Wednesday, Block apologized for the tweet, writing, "I accept responsibility for my ignorance."

"The tweet came from a place that humored the failure of representation of minorities in reality TV and belittled the significance of Rachel's (Lindsay) presence on the show," the reality TV veteran wrote. "I acknowledge that entertaining this kind of humor is a passive and careless action that stifles the progress the black community has made in television and continue to make in this industry."

Though Block has since deleted the tweet, US Weekly reports that she wrote of show, which features Rachel Lindsay, the first-ever black Bachelorette, "I'm sitting here watching @BacheloretteABC and my roommate just sat down on the couch and said, 'What is this? @LoveAndHipHop_? DEAD."

Lindsay herself shot back in a reply to the tweet, "Let me know if she wants to meet Lee ... they sound like they would have a lot in common #ihavetimetoday."

That would be an apparent reference to "Bachelorette" contestant Lee Garrett, who's been accused of firing off a racially-charged tweet or two of his own.

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BACHELORETTE 13 - Episode 1301 - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY
BACHELORETTE 13 - Episode 1301 - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY
BACHELORETTE 13 - Episode 1301 - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY
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THE BACHELORETTE - Rachel Lindsay, a fan favorite on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, starring Nick Viall, was named as the next woman to hand out the roses and attempt to find her own happy ending when The Bachelorette premieres for its 13th season, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSEY
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 23: Rachel Lindsay visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 23, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1304' -The contentious cocktail party continues, as a frustrated Eric implores the rest of bachelors to stop talking about him to Rachel. While most of the men are perfectly content to skip the drama, one calculating guy, Lee, deceptively steals Rachel away from Kenny for a second conversation. The two bachelors' confrontation sets off a heated argument, totally distracting Rachel as she attempts to better acquaint herself with the other men. So she makes a decision that surprises all of the bachelors. After the rose ceremony, the remaining men leave the mansion to travel to beautiful, peaceful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where Rachel hopes to get a fresh start, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JUNE 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Bob Leverone via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY, DEAN
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1304' -The contentious cocktail party continues, as a frustrated Eric implores the rest of bachelors to stop talking about him to Rachel. While most of the men are perfectly content to skip the drama, one calculating guy, Lee, deceptively steals Rachel away from Kenny for a second conversation. The two bachelors' confrontation sets off a heated argument, totally distracting Rachel as she attempts to better acquaint herself with the other men. So she makes a decision that surprises all of the bachelors. After the rose ceremony, the remaining men leave the mansion to travel to beautiful, peaceful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where Rachel hopes to get a fresh start, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JUNE 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Bob Leverone via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY, DEAN
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1303' - When Rachel's duplicitous suitor, DeMario, confronts her and pleads for a second chance, will she be able to forgive and forget? The Bachelorette lets three men go at the rose ceremony, but two of them do not take the news gracefully and argue noisily outside the mansion after their ejection. Six of the remaining lucky men are off on a group date to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' Rachel takes one bachelor for a horseback ride down famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for an unusual shopping spree. Alexis, Corinne, Jasmine and Raven surprise Rachel by setting up a mud wrestling competition between eight of the bachelors in front of a boisterous crowd with some surprising results. A heated argument erupts among the men who attempt to warn Rachel about one guy they are convinced is not there for the 'right reasons,' on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JUNE 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC via Getty Images) DEAN, ADAM, JACK, BRYCE, LEE, BRADY, ERIC, KENNY, RAVEN GATES, CORINNE OLYMPIOS, RACHEL LINDSAY, ALEXIS WATERS
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1303' - When Rachel's duplicitous suitor, DeMario, confronts her and pleads for a second chance, will she be able to forgive and forget? The Bachelorette lets three men go at the rose ceremony, but two of them do not take the news gracefully and argue noisily outside the mansion after their ejection. Six of the remaining lucky men are off on a group date to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' Rachel takes one bachelor for a horseback ride down famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for an unusual shopping spree. Alexis, Corinne, Jasmine and Raven surprise Rachel by setting up a mud wrestling competition between eight of the bachelors in front of a boisterous crowd with some surprising results. A heated argument erupts among the men who attempt to warn Rachel about one guy they are convinced is not there for the 'right reasons,' on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JUNE 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY, ANTHONY
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1303' - When Rachel's duplicitous suitor, DeMario, confronts her and pleads for a second chance, will she be able to forgive and forget? The Bachelorette lets three men go at the rose ceremony, but two of them do not take the news gracefully and argue noisily outside the mansion after their ejection. Six of the remaining lucky men are off on a group date to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' Rachel takes one bachelor for a horseback ride down famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for an unusual shopping spree. Alexis, Corinne, Jasmine and Raven surprise Rachel by setting up a mud wrestling competition between eight of the bachelors in front of a boisterous crowd with some surprising results. A heated argument erupts among the men who attempt to warn Rachel about one guy they are convinced is not there for the 'right reasons,' on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JUNE 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY, RACHEL LINDSAY
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) DEMARIO, MATTHEW, KENNETH, JOSIAH, JAMEY
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) DEMARIO, JOSIAH H., KENNETH, RACHEL LINDSAY, JAMEY
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, RACHEL LINDSASY
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) JOSIAH, MATTHEW, JAMEY, DEMARIO, KENNETH
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) ERIC
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) WILL, ADAM, JOSIAH, ALEX, KENNETH, ERIC, MATTHEW, JAMEY, ERIC, LEE
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) FRED, DEAN, LUCAS, RACHEL LINDSAY, JACK
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, RACHEL LINDSAY
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) WILL
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) DEAN, KENNY, LUCAS
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) DEAN
BACHELORETTE 13 - Episode 1301 - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) WILL, RACHEL LINDSAY, PETER, RACHEL LINDSAY, IGGY, KYLE, MILTON, JACK, BRYCE, LEE, BRYAN
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) FRED, RACHEL LINDSAY., JACK
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1301' - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) JEDIDIAH, RACHEL LINDSAY
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1302' - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a 'husband material obstacle course.' Next day, Peter gets the first one-one date as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend 'Bark Fest' in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY, LUCAS
BACHELORETTE 13 - Episode 1301 - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) JACK, RACHEL LINDSAY, IGGY, KYLE, MILTON, JACK, BRYCE, LEE, BRYAN
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1301' - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL LINDSAY, MATTHEW
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1301' - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) WILL, RACHEL LINDSAY
BACHELORETTE 13 - 'Episode 1301' - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) BLAKE K., RACHEL LINDSAY
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In her apology, Block wrote, "Our Society should have no place for hate that targets any minority group. We can't make the future better until we make ourselves better. And I'm starting now."

She concluded, "Best of luck to Rachel and her suitors this season."

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