The current “The Bachelor” (The Bachelor) star Matt James (Matt James) has spoken out in the show’s constant scandals.
Before the photo of player Rachael Kirkconnell surfaced, the show attracted negative attention. The photo had previously participated in the “Old South” theme party at the plantation in 2018.
Then, long-time host Chris Harrison interviewed former “bachelor” star Rachel Lindsay, who was the first black bachelor in history. In the interview he finally Defended Kirkonnell (Kirkonnell).
This triggered strong opposition, and the recoil led the 49-year-old star to apologize publicly and then decided to step aside for personal reflection.
Now, James has gone to Instagram to deal with the matter.
James (James), the first black leader with a bachelor’s degree, said in a lengthy statement: “The past few weeks have been the most challenging thing in my life.” Although he still has several episodes yet to be aired this season.
He called Kirk Cornell’s photos “disappointing.”
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29-year-old James said: “The reality is that I am learning about the situation in real time. It is shocking and sad to speak out.” “Chris failed to accept and understand what my friend Rachel Lindsay (Rachel Lindsay) had undertaken. His emotional labor, he generously and patiently explained that the racist history of Before the Southern War is a painful history that every American should understand intimately. It is disturbing and painful.”
This season’s filming work has ended, which means that James has probably selected a winner and no longer sees Harrison every day.
He added: “As the black people and allies immediately understood and understood, this clearly reflects a larger problem, that the bachelor’s franchise has not been fully resolved for many years.” “This moment sparked intense dialogue and The report raised important questions and inspired the unity of bachelors.”
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James explained that he chose to “re-evaluate and process” his time in performances and other people of color, especially black players.
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He concluded: “I will continue to deal with this experience, and eventually you will receive more information from me.” “My biggest prayer is that this is a turning point that will lead to practical and institutional improvements.”
Kirkconnell also apologized for her past actions, which she called “racist and offensive.”
The show’s representatives and Harrison did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Jessica Naples of Fox News contributed to this report