The single person Candidate Rachael Kirkconnell has spoken out for the first time since being criticized for photos that resurfaced online recently, including one showing the 24-year-old attending a formal plantation-themed fraternity before the war in 2018.
In an Instagram post Thursday night, Kirkconnell apologized. “I was wrong,” she wrote. “I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist. … I am ashamed of my lack of education, but it is no one’s responsibility to educate me.
She added, “Racial progress and unity is impossible without (white) accountability, and I deserve to be held accountable for my actions.”
You can read his full post below.
Kirkconnell’s comments came hours after The single person host Chris Harrison also apologized for the comments he made during a recent interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, on Additional, about the photo controversy. In this interview, Harrison defended Kirkconnell’s reputation, saying the photos were taken a long time ago and he also spoke out against the cancellation culture.
Harrison apologized for “speaking badly in a way that perpetuates racism”.
Kirkconnell is considered one of the favorites this season The single person.