In a twisted turn of events, Rachel Lindsay has been bullied by social media users due to Chris Harrison’s uncertain future in Bachelor Nation. The vile words that haters spewed caused the former contestant to deactivate her social platforms.
This all started when it was revealed that Rachael Kirkconnell liked racially insensitive photos and attended an old south party. After Chris went to bat for her with Rachel on Extra — Bachelor Nation stars spoke up against him about the gaslighting comments.
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Chris then decided to back down from hosting duties for the foreseeable future. After all the commotion — Kirkconnell finally decided to apologize.
‘I’m here to say I was wrong. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist. At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them. My age or when it happened does not excuse anything. They are not acceptable or okay in any sense. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.’
Unfortunately, this made social media users who perpetuate racism place the blame of Harrison’s break solely upon Rachel.
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She deactivated her social platforms but received support from her peers like Nick Viall, Mike Johnson, and other members of the franchise.
Rachel appeared in a photo with her husband, Bryan Abasolo, the day after.
‘I love you, I appreciate you, I believe in you and I just wanted to let you know how proud of you I am. Keep going and never stop being you and fighting for what’s right,’ his caption read.
She received a load of support in his comment section.
Meanwhile, the host for After the Final Rose has been announced. Producers have tapped Emmanuel Acho — the star and author of Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man to step in for the time being.
His recommendation came from Lindsay who turned down the opportunity due to being exhausted by the turbulence that comes with some of Bachelor Nation’s toxic fan base.