Black 'Bachelor' Matt James Speaks Out About Latest Racial Scandal

Matt James, the primary Black Bachelor, has lastly damaged his silence after Chris Harrison stepped away from the present after defending a contestant’s racist habits.

“The previous few weeks have been a few of the most difficult of my life, and whereas there are a number of episodes left of the season, it’s important that I take the time to handle the troubling data that has come to gentle since we wrapped filming, together with the extremely disappointing photographs of Rachael Kirkconnell and the interview between Rachel Lindsay and Chris Harrison,” he wrote. “The fact is that I am studying about these conditions in real-time, and it has been devastating and heartbreaking, to place it bluntly.”

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Kirkconnell is the frontrunner on the sequence — however photos of her at a plantation-themed get together leaked on-line… and nicely as some questionable tweets.

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“This second has sparked essential conversations and reporting, raised essential questions and resulted in inspiring shows of solidarity from The Bachelor nation,” he continued. “It has additionally pushed me to reevaluate and course of what my expertise on The Bachelor represents, not only for me, however for all the contestants of coloration, particularly the Black contestants of this season and seasons previous, and for you, the viewers at dwelling.”


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