A reality TV star is facing a wave of online
controversy after crossing state lines for what some
social media users called an “unbelievable” reason.
Amanda Stanton appeared on the 20th
season of “The Bachelor” and multiple
seasons of “Bachelor in Paradise".
She shared in a May 18 Instagram post that she
drove to another state for a hair appointment.
The 30-year-old lives in Los Angeles,
where salons are still closed due to
the city’s strict stay-at-home order.
However, her appointment was scheduled
at a beauty parlor in Arizona, according to a
now-expired post on her Instagram Stories.
“Drove very very far to get my hair done & may have
peed on the side of a dirt road because I’m scared to use
public restrooms,” Stanton wrote, according to Page Six.
The decision to drive hours away and violate
her city’s quarantine guidelines enraged several
of Stanton’s 1.2 million Instagram followers.
so much so that she briefly disabled
comments on a post revealing her
new hairdo, according to Insider.
Stanton held her ground on the decision
though, responding to the backlash with
another post on her Instagram Stories.
“I’m confident that I’ve been making
responsible choices during this time
and am proud of myself!” she concluded.
While interstate travel is not illegal at the
moment, several states require their residents
to self-quarantine after returning home