Becca Kufrin has come to the defence of Tia Booth after the reality star’s controversial comments on “The Bachelorette”.

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On Monday night’s episode, Booth revealed she still has feelings for Kufrin’s final four contestant Colton Underwood, sparking backlash online.

“To those who have been blasting Tia, please take a moment to reflect on how it would feel if someone said such hurtful things to you or a friend of yours,” Kufrin wrote in an Instagram Story on Tuesday. “Tia and I went on a TV show for the chance at love that would be portrayed to the world, but that doesn’t mean we signed up for others to make such harsh judgements based upon what is shown in only two hours and to spew hatred without actually getting to know us for who we are.”

Kufrin continued, “Tia is kind, strong, upfront, funny, spunky and caring woman. She has a huge heart and if anyone sat down with her for three minutes they would realize that. Yes, we are still friends and my friendships are one of the things I hold most dear. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but that should allow for people to vocalize such hatred when it’s not warranted. If I can let it go and move on from one conversation then I sure hope everyone else can too.”

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Booth and Underwood will both star in the upcoming season of “Bachelor in Paradise”.