‘Bachelor’ Matt James is lastly opening up about Chris Harrison excusing historic racism and Rachael Kirkconnell‘s racist conduct … calling it extremely disappointing and devastating.
Matt did not mince phrases expressing his disappointment in Harrison over how he performed himself in an interview with Rachel Lindsay — the primary black ‘Bachelorette’ — as they mentioned pictures displaying Kirkconnell attending a 2018 antebellum south occasion.
The ‘Bachelor’ stated, “Watching Chris’s failure to obtain and perceive the emotional labor that my good friend Rachel Lindsay was taking up by graciously and patiently explaining the racist historical past of the Antebellum South, a painful historical past that each American ought to perceive intimately, was troubling and painful to look at.”
Matt stated he is glad the controversy has, at the very least, sparked crucial conversations and raised vital questions … however he is nonetheless in the course of processing all of this as a number of extra episodes stay on his season of “The Bachelor.” He additionally thanked ‘Bachelor Nation’ for his or her solidarity on a problem that has left former black contestants divided on proceed with the host’s future.
Chris has since issued an apology and has taken a step again from his internet hosting duties.