On Wednesday, May 20, Johnson shared a heartfelt message about the power of using one’s platform for good.
“I can’t pretend to know what’s in anyone else’s heart,” Johnson, 32, wrote alongside a black-and-white photo of himself on Instagram. “Words are powerful. We are responsible for our words – the ones we use in error and the ones we choose carefully to build a path forward.”
As Bachelor Nation fans know, Mike started alongside Wyatt and Brown during season 15 of The Bachelorette.
“I don’t believe it is the responsibility of black men or women in this country to continue bearing the emotional and intellectual burden of explaining our cultural hurts as we also try to heal from them,” he wrote. “But, I do believe we can lift our society through open dialogue, thoughtful action and storytelling that hopefully bridges cultures and generations.”
Johnson’s thoughtful note was met with a large round of applause from other members of Bachelor Nation, including Ashley Iaconetti and Clay Harbor. Wyatt’s response was subtle — but eagle-eyed reality TV fans were quick to notice he had reacted to his ex-fiancé’s scandal.