‘The Bachelor’ Contestants Calling For Host Chris Harrison To Be Booted Over Claims Of Racism

A group of former contestants has gathered together, calling for the permanent removal of “The Bachelor.”

Chris Harrison was called racist for defending contestant Rachael Kirkconnell.

DeMario Jackson said, “I don’t really think he should be allowed to return but it’s not up to me.”

“My season was one of the most visible black seasons as far as the representation by African American males and women.”

“It just sucked because, yeah, we had each other, but there was nobody we could really relate to because it was an all-white production, all-white cast, all-white show, which is great, but it’s 2021 now,” he insisted. “If they do want to have [SIC] move forward and have a more black fan base, I would say it all starts within. Like do you really want to have black fans, or do you want to put a Band-Aid over a bullet wound?”

Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams said in a joint statement, “We stand united in denouncing any racist behavior and any defense thereof. We also stand united with the women of Season 25 of The Bachelor, who have denounced the same; moreover, we stand united with Rachel Lindsay, who has led the way.”

“I am really hurt and disappointed and confused at the ignorance when it comes to race.”

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“The things that have come to light within The Bachelor franchise this past week have just been eye-opening,” Adams said. “And I want to talk about the interview that was had between Rachel Lindsay and Chris Harrison regarding some of the actions from a current contestant, Rachael Kirkconnell.”

“The photo that she was in is racist. The party that she attended: racist. Her actions have been racist. When there are blatant forms of racist acts, you cannot be defensive of it,” Adams stated. “It speaks volumes. And I just have to say, I am really hurt by this response.”

“‘I would just warn people to be careful about making accusations before someone’s had a chance to speak on it,” James said. “Rumors are dark, and they’re nasty, and they can ruin people’s lives, so… I would give people the benefit of the doubt, and hopefully, she’ll have her time to speak on that.”

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