For the latest season of "The Bachelorette," ABC cast its first-ever Black lead: Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old attorney from Texas.

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But what started as a groundbreaking season suddenly took a racist turn when the internet unearthed offensive tweets posted by a current contestant. 

Lee Garrett is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee who's currently vying for Lindsay's heart.

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...Oh, and he's apparently also an Islamophobic sexist and racist.

Already deemed this season's villain, Garrett is working hard to impress Lindsay on the show.

But his eyebrow-raising social media presence has viewers wondering what his intentions are. 

Earlier this week, racist tweets posted by Garret resurfaced — and his "opinions" are unsettling.

In the tweets, Garrett expresses hatred for Islam and liberals, and he frequently links to racist articles.

He also posted a petition to have Black Lives Matter recognized as a terrorist group.

Garrett has zero shame in tweeting out racist "jokes" and other reprehensible commentary.

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"What's the difference between the NAACP and the KKK? Wait for it... One has the sense of shame to cover their racist ass faces," Garret previously tweeted. 

Fans were appalled by ABC's decision to cast someone with such blatantly racist viewpoints.

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Bachelorette racist tweets
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Viewers immediately took to social media to express their frustrations.

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Upon noticing the backlash, Garrett immediately made his Twitter account private.

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Now only 408 people have access to his racist tweets.

Lindsay has yet to respond to the controversy.

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ABC has stayed silent, as well.

But hopefully this the beginning of the end for this season's villain.

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Because sorry, Garrett — racists don't deserve roses.