Chris Harrison is out. Bachelor Nation has tossed its long time host after the now famous incident involving Harrison’s interview with Rachel Lindsay about contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s photos from a plantation party. Harrison will not host the next season of “The Bachelorette,” Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment announced on Friday evening.
“We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season,” Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment shared in the statement. “As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within The Bachelor franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world.”
Lindsay is a former Bachelorette who is now a correspondent from “Extra.” She interviewed Harrison about the plantation party in light of the first Black Bachelor Matt James. This interview has basically destroyed Harrison’s career as he defends Kirkconnell’s racist past is unbelievable. When Lindsay shows the plantation party photo and says, “What part would I represent at that party?” it’s all over.
Harrison is just lost here. He has no training for this kind of interview. You almost feel sorry for him. He is out of his depth. He subsequently issued an apology. But it wasn’t enough.