The single personExecutive producers condemned the actions of fans who harassed alumni The bachelorette Star Rachel Lindsay has left Instagram following her interview with Chris Harrison.
“Rachel has received an unimaginable amount of hate and has been bullied online, which more often than not has been rooted in racism,” the executive producers wrote in a statement on Bachelor Nation’s official Twitter account. . “This is totally unacceptable.”
The statement comes after Lindsay, who was ABC’s very first black star The bachelorette, deleted his Instagram account after receiving numerous racist messages. Lindsay became involved in the Bachelorcurrent racial account after speaking to Chris Harrison to Additional, who defended candidate Rachael Kirkconnell. The graphic designer, who is one of the last contenders for the current season, has come under fire after photos of her attending a plantation-themed fraternity party in 2018 resurfaced online.
Kirkconnell has since apologized for the photos and Harrison stepped down as host following the Additional interview. ABC announced on Saturday that Emmanuel Acho will replace Harrison for the series’ post-show special The final rose.
Amid the controversy surrounding the show, bachelor Matt James criticized Harrison for his “failure to receive and understand” the emotional work Lindsay took to explain “the racist story of Antebellum South.”
The statement from the executive producers came before The baccalaureate Monday night’s “Women Tell All” episode, which will still see Harrison in the reception seat, as it was filmed before he resigned. See their full statement below.
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