The Bachelor has become a lightning rod for controversy in recent years, but it really intensified last year during the Black Lives Matter protests that began amid the coronavirus blockades leading to restrictions around the world.
This year, Rachael Kirkconnell was exploded by Rachel Lindsay and social media users after photos were discovered of her attending an old Antebellum plantation party while she was a college student.
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Chris Harrison, instead of joining the cascade of angry commentators, called on people to be empathetic to her situation, given her age at the time and also rapidly changing social norms.
As a result, Chris was beaten by Rachel Lindsay and other social media users and had to give up his hosting duties The BachelorDuring its appearance on Good morning America on Thursday, Chris explained that he had no intention of leaving The Bachelor permanent – he plans to return sometime in the future.
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“This interview is not the finish line,” Harrison explained to the hosts, before saying there is still a lot of work to be done. As previously reported by multiple outlets, Chris quit his hosting duties in February after doing an interview with Rachel Lindsay calling for empathy for Rachael amid her controversy.
Speak to the co-host of Good morning America, Mr. Strahan, Harrison admitted his mistake and said he would admit it, but he says what he did was not a reflection of who he really is.
As for who will replace Harrison, Page Six says ex-NFL player, Emmanuel Acho, will host the “After the Final Rose” special. In addition, Harrison says he spoke with Dr. Eric Dyson, a so-called race educator, who taught him the importance of “counseling” rather than “canceling.”
After the interview with Strahan, Page Six noted, the Good morning America co-host reportedly said the conversation was a “ superficial response. ”