'Bachelorette' Contestant Slammed for Transphobic Comment Ahead of Monday's Season Premiere

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A contestant on ABC’s new season of The Bachelorette has found himself in hot water ahead of the show’s Monday night premiere.
Firefighter Bryce Powers has been slammed after making a transphobic comment in his contestant bio on the network’s site.
In the Q&A, the 30-year-old contestant was asked, “What’s your biggest date fear?” and responded, “The chick is actually a dude.”
ABC has since removed the question from his page and apologized. “This comment does not reflect the views of ABC, Warner Horizon or Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay,” a spokesperson for the network told ET. “We have removed it from ABC.com.”
In his questionnaire, Powers also revealed he once caught a girl’s hair on fire while having sex, and described himself as a lover who is “a fresh drink of water with a jolt of lightning.”
The tattooed brunette is one of 31 contestants competing to win the heart of Dallas trial lawyer Rachel Lindsay.
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