'It's a joke': Former 'Bachelor' contestant Demi Burnett slams Texas' education system

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 03: Demi Burnett attends the premiere of Lionsgate's "Jexi" at Fox Bruin Theatre on October 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 03: Demi Burnett attends the premiere of Lionsgate's "Jexi" at Fox Bruin Theatre on October 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

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A former Bachelor contestant recently slammed her Texas education, calling it a joke on her podcast on Thursday, May 5. Demi Burnett, the reality television star from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, spoke out about her blind spots and how the education system in the Lone Star State failed her.

On her podcast, Demi Goddess, Burnett, from Red Oak, and her guest, Bachelor Nation vlogger Dave Neal, both said they were embarrassed to google what antebellum meant. Burnett noted how she wasn't taught these things while in school.

"In Texas history, it's a joke," Burnett, 27, said. "Our teachers are coaches, and the only reason they are our teachers is because they want to be a coach, so all they care about is their football team."

The former Bachelor in Paradise star also touched on how she had the same history teacher three different times throughout her education. Burnett claimed the man was asleep for every test, allowing everyone to cheat with their books open.

Burnett posted a clip of her podcast on TikTok, where she received more than 1.6 million views about her take on Texas education. Most people in the comments agreed with her takeaways.

@demlia Shout out to all the teachers that actively work to change the school systems!!! #fyp #texas #texaseducation #school #history #highschool #education ♬ original sound - Demi Burnett

Burnett, who appeared on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor, did get backlash in February 2021 after being caught wearing a controversial Yezzy jacket that had a Confederate flag on the sleeve. Burnett apologized, claiming she thought it was just a cool jacket made by Kanye West. 

She said she didn't realize how harmful the flag is to people, adding she was ignorant of the subject and does not stand for what the Confederate flag represents, racism and white supremacy. 

"It infuriates me because I was failed by the Texas education system," she said, adding she's willing to learn while joking that Kanye West was out to get her.

Burnett launched her podcast in April. Lately, she has been educating her followers about the misconceptions about autism in women. She shared her journey with being autistic and opened up about her diagnosis in an Instagram post in February.