‘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 carried out himself in an interview with Rachel Lindsay — the primary black ‘Bachelorette’ — as they mentioned pictures exhibiting Kirkconnell attending a 2018 antebellum south occasion.
The ‘Bachelor’ mentioned, “Watching Chris’s failure to obtain and perceive the emotional labor that my pal 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 observe.”
Matt mentioned he is glad the controversy has, no less than, sparked vital conversations and raised essential questions … however he is nonetheless in the midst of processing all of this as just a few 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 easy methods to proceed with the host’s future.
Chris has since issued an apology and has taken a step again from his internet hosting duties.