Just a few months ago, Chris Harrison, the longtime star of The Bachelor franchise, was in the news when it was reported that he was packing his bags and moving from California to Austin, Texas instead. As a result of his move, many people wondered if he would bow out of the franchise.
Fast forward to today, and technically Mr. Harrison is withdrawing The Bachelor but for reasons other than a few months ago speculation. In case you missed it, Harrison is now in the headlines for supporting Rachael Kirkconnell for appearing at a plantation themed party in 2018.
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Rachel Lindsay, the first African-American woman to ever star in the lead role Bachelorette, was furious when she found out. She and Harrison later discussed it, and Chris had to withdraw from the Bachelor education because he defended Rachael and asked fans to be nice and sympathetic to her.
Now Chris’s girlfriend comes up to talk about what happened. Lauren Zima came forward to say that what Chris did was wrong and how he defended Kirkconnell was a mistake. Zima, who is a worker Entertainment tonight, wrote Saturday that what “Chris said was wrong and disappointing.”
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While on her podcast this weekend, Higher education, Lindsay explained how they bond with the Bachelor education because of the comments from Chris and The Bachelor the franchise’s refusal to conform to its views on racial politics.
Lindsay said that when her contract finally ended, she would be done with the show and looking for good. This week, the 24-year-old reality star apologized for appearing at the plantation theme party when she was 21 years old.
Rachel has spoken out on racial issues related to the franchise. For example, she was very critical when last season’s The Bachelor was Peter Weber instead of a black man as she wanted.
Although currently The Bachelor featured Matt James, the first African-American man to ever appear on the show.