As always, Chris Harrison said this would be the most dramatic season of “The Bachelor” yet. For once, he wasn’t wrong.
But it’s not the on-screen drama that’s been so explosive. On social media, a movement has errupted within Bachelor Nation that’s questioning the purpose and necessity of “The Bachelor” itself.
Harrison has temporarily stepped down from hosting the show after excusing the racist actions of contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, in an interview with Rachel Lindsay.
“By excusing historical racism, I defended it. I invoked the term ‘woke police,’ which is unacceptable,” Harrison, 49, wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday. “I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. I was wrong. I have consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and will be stepping aside for a period of time”
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