'Bachelor' Stars Tayshia Adams, Colton Underwood Address PPP Loan Controversy

A number of big names from "The Bachelor", are being criticized for accepting money from the government's Paycheck Protection Program in the pandemic. However, only 2 of them have defended it.The PPP loans were intended to help small businesses and keep them employed during the COVID crisis. New public records reveal that loans of $20,833 to $20,830 were received by companies associated with 'Bachelor stars' like Tayshia Adam and Arie Luyendyk in the past year.Interesting facts about the companies that received PPP loans: Tayshia dubbed her company Tayshia Adams Media LLC, while Arie's is called Instagram Husband LLC. Fans are having a field day over that one.The Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation received a $11,355 loan from the PPP. Dale Moss applied for a $20k loan as well, but it does not appear that this one has been disbursed.All this is causing social media controversy. The big question is: Why should reality TV stars and influencers get PPP loans?Tayshia, for her part, insists that her company's PPP Loan was 100% on the up.TMZ's rep said that the loan was intended to assist business owners in keeping their employees, and creating jobs for Americans affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Tayshia is a brand ambassador, business owner, podcast host and television presenter. She was able to obtain a PPP loan that allowed her to hire an employee. The pay and benefits she offered were market-based.According to our sources, Tayshia was an employee of a media company that was laid off at the beginning of the pandemic."Since exhausting PPP Loan funds, but given the growing economy, Tayshia committed to keeping her employee for the foreseeable Future."Underwood's representative also said that Underwood applied for the PPP loan because of cancellations at their annual fundraising events due to COVID. Colton was not directly paid for any of the PPP. Colton has not received any payment from the foundation. All proceeds go directly towards cystic fibrosis patients.However, the online backlash has started. Even Nick Viall, a former "Bachelor", is now weighing in. He believes that the loans may be legal, but something just seems "s**ty" to him.