It began with Reddit customers discovering pics of Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell at an antebellum-themed fraternity formal.
RELATED: Leah Block From The Bachelorette Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Tweet
As you may know, that is really a racist custom that romanticizes plantation life and slavery as a complete.
Then, Harrison, who has been the host of the franchise because the starting, defended the contestant whereas on Additional with Rachel Lindsay – the primary ever Black Bachelorette!
So far as he’s involved, Kirkconnell needs to be excused from any backlash since he was supposedly too younger to appreciate how problematic that kind of get together was!
RELATED: Haley Stevens Gushes Over The Means Hannah Brown Dealt with Jed Wyatt Bachelorette Scandal As He Accuses Her Of Utilizing The Scandal To Get Fame
He even went so far as to falsely counsel that Previous South themed events have been way more acceptable socially again then – in 2018?!
‘The woke police’s on the market. And this poor woman Rachael, who’s simply been thrown to the lions, I have no idea the way you’re outfitted whenever you’ve by no means accomplished this earlier than, to be woke sufficient, be eloquent sufficient, to be able to deal with this,’ he stated.
After the backlash, Chris apologized, saying he realized his remark ‘perpetuates racism.’
Earlier immediately, he additionally introduced that he might be leaving The Bachelor franchise after the Last Rose Particular.
As for Hannah Brown, she’s really additionally come below hearth in Might, after utilizing the N-word whereas singing a tune.
With that being stated, she took to social media to share her opinion on the Chris Harrison scenario.
She stated, partly that ‘I’ve discovered this previous 12 months if we need to transfer ahead, we have now to confront the place we’ve fallen quick. And it’s so vital we raise up and pay attention and worth and encourage underrepresented voices. We simply must be higher and whereas being accountable’s helped me evolve a lot, and I’m nonetheless not an ideal individual however I do stay dedicated to the work.’