On Monday, Bryan applauded his wife Rachel Lindsay for her powerful and poignant appearance on "Women Tell All," in which she discussed online harassment and bullying.
The chiropractor posted a photo of the two of them and wrote, "All I can say is WOW! When you told me how it went down when you finished filming I knew how powerful that moment would be when it was shown for the world to see. However, just hearing about it didn’t do it justice."
His captioned continued, "When I laid eyes on that TV screen to see for myself, I was blown away. The courage and strength you displayed up there was nothing short of remarkable. Your voice echoed the sentiments of so many people around the world and I believe everyone needed to hear that message. I’m proud to call you my Wife and my Best Friend! I love you so much!"
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In a special segment, Rachel read messages and comments aloud that some of the women on Peter Weber's season of "The Bachelor" received.
These graphic and vicious messages often referred to race and physical appearance, leaving the women in tears and embracing each other in hugs of support. Sydney, who appeared on this season of "The Bachelor," reached out to Rachel about some of the negativity, which sparked the idea for a larger discussion.
The Season 13 Bachelorette said onstage, "It’s so unfortunate because people have become so comfortable being mean and meaner than ever on social media. By not talking about it, people feel empowered that they can continue to say certain things to us. If we’re ever going to fix this problem, we have to acknowledge the problem."
She continued, "When I was asked to be the Bachelorette, I knew it would be hard. I knew I would face more criticism and hate, but I wanted to pave the way for women who look like me who hadn’t been represented in this role on this show. Sometimes I feel like my efforts are in vain because it seems to be getting so much worse. I feel like you hear us talk about the hate we receive, but you have no idea what it is."
Rachel recited some the messages and afterwards, Chris Harrison asked the women, "How many of you have faced true hate — not criticism — true hate?" Every woman onstage raised her hand.
Watch the powerful clip above to see Rachel, Chris Harrison, and the women discuss online bullying. Also be sure to listen to the new episode of "Bachelor Happy Hour" to hear Rachel talk with several of Peter's bachelorettes about coping with the hate.