Nick Viall is The Bachelor for 2017, and not everyone in the fandom is happy about it. Hell, some of the former cast members within the Bachelor Nation have spoken up about it. But not everyone is being negative. Take James Taylor, for instance, who competed for the hand of Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette opposite Nick in 2015.
James took to Instagram to deliver an apology to Nick, admitting that he didn't like the future Bachelor at first. However, James admits he might have been a bit too harsh on Nick. At the very least, he admits that Nick deserves another chance. It's a surprisingly frank and straightforward video, and it illustrates why James was one of the more likable guys on Kaitlyn's season. Ultimately, Nick will be judged by his behavior on his season, but his fellow castmates are willing to give him a shot, at least. Watch the video below:Source: Instagram
@nickviall this has been on my heart & just wanted to say I'm sorry... and Merry Christmas. I don't expect a response at all - but I always talk about loving everyone and while I'm sitting here with my family and my little cousins and thinking about the kind of example I am to them I didn't want to have a single person on my mind I've done wrong to without fixing it. So now we'll go back to board games and carols - and i hope you receive this with the love and sincerity with which it was written :) Merry Christmas and "Man in the Mirror" inspired me to write this ?
For more on The Bachelor, watch a sneak peek of Nick's arrival at The Bachelor mansion for the season premiere!