KATIE Thurston liked a scathing post about Greg Grippo after it was revealed he’s secretly an actor “looking for fame”.
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Katie Thurston liked a scathing meme about frontrunner Greg GrippoCredit: ABC
The meme was a photo of Greg hiding his face in his hands in apparent disgust.
The tagline reads: “When the guy next to you is getting interrogated about wanting to be the bachelor and you’ve got to pretend to be disgusted while hiding your acting career aspirations.”
While Katie doesn’t appear to be liking the post currently, fans claimed she initially did like it on Instagram.
For the Right Reasons podcast host Sarah Hearon shared the meme and wrote: “Katie liked this post do we start crying now or stay calm.”
Greg was recently exposed as an actor who lied about his careerCredit: ABC
Katie liked this post poking fun at his ‘acting career aspirations’
Another fan commented, “KATIE LIKED THIS” while a third posted: “Not Katie liking this!!!”
Last week The Sun exclusively revealed that season favorite Greg is “lying” about his career and is secretly an actor.
According to the 27-year-old’s ABC bio and LinkedIn profile, he is a marketing sales representative for New York-based company, Mondo.
His only education is listed as obtaining a Bachelor’s in marketing from Saint Michael’s college in Vermont.
Bachelor reporter Sarah Hearon pointed out Katie’s shade
Other fans also spotted the move on Instagram
However, an insider revealed to The Sun that “Greg is an actor” – which has “always been his passion.”
“He is absolutely lying about his career and intentions on the show. He’s always wanted to pursue an on-camera career,” they said.
The Sun was able to confirm that Greg attended the prestigious William Esper Studio – a NYC acting school – from 2017-2019, which has not been mentioned at all on the show.
The informant continued: “He had a big ego, but most kids at that school did.”
Greg became an early frontrunner for the season when he got Katie’s first impression roseCredit: ABC
The 27-year-old also was chosen to go on Katie’s first one-on-one dateCredit: ABC
“He did speak a lot about fame though and it seemed like he needed a lot of recognition to feel good about himself.
“For some reason, he’s trying to come off like he’s in marketing which is just not true. Or if it is, is just an extremely recent development and not at all how he’s portraying it.”
The source continued: “Greg thought he could pull a fast one on the audience by just not acknowledging he’s a trained actor and pretending to be some marketing guy.
“He deleted so much off his social media account and LinkedIn of any signs of acting and has told friends not to mention it if anyone asks about it. And he’s untagged himself from all of his classmates’ photos.”
Greg attended a prestigious acting school from 2017 until 2019Credit: Instagram
On the show, Greg is labeled as a ‘Marketing Sales Rep’Credit: ABC
“His profiles don’t even mention going to William Esper, which is a really high honor in the acting world.”
Greg’s Instagram account has left up one 2019 post from the school – whose notable alumni include Kathy Bates, Amy Schumer and Jeff Goldblum.
The insider concluded by saying: “I don’t think he has the purest intentions going on the show… it just doesn’t add up.”
Greg has not mentioned he’s an actor on the showCredit: Instagram/Greg Grippo
The handsome suitor has focused heavily on his family values while the cameras have been rolling and his dreams of “starting a family” – but did not mention anything about acting.
Greg isn’t the only contestant who’s been accused of going on the ABC show for the wrong reasons.
Thomas Jacobs admitted in the latest episode that he went on The Bachelorette with the hopes of eventually becoming the next Bachelor.
Karl Smith, meanwhile, was accused of being a “liar” and stirring up drama between Katie and the other contestants.
Karl Smith was accused of being a ‘liar’ on the show and stirring up dramaCredit: ABC
Mike Planeta and the other men banded together to call Karl out during the explosive rose ceremony and inform Katie of their suspicions.
Mike told Katie: “This isn’t something that we want to do right now given what you’ve already gone through, but we feel as a unit that it’s our job to protect your heart.
“We’ve cone together in solidarity to say that we think that unfortunately what Karl said wasn’t true.
Thomas Jacobs admitted he went on the show to eventually become the next BachelorCredit: ABC
“As a unit we really feel that’s what you need to hear.”
A baffled Katie turned to the rest of the group and asked, “Do you all feel the same way?”
Her suitors nodded, while Karl looked on in horror.
After expressing her doubts to hosts Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams, Katie decided to send Karl home.