‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison apologizes for ‘speaking in a manner that perpetuates racism’
“Bachelor” host Chris Harrison is taking a step back and reflecting on a recent interview that had Bachelor Nation in an uproar.
On Tuesday, the longtime emcee appeared on Extra in an interview with former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay who was the show’s first Black female lead. In the interview, he defended current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell after photos resurfaced of her attending an “Old South” themed party at a plantation in 2018.
In a statement on Wednesday, Harrison, 49, apologized for his words.
“I have this incredible platform to speak about love, and yesterday I took a stance on topics which I should have been better informed. While I do not speak for Rachael Kirkconnell, my intentions were simply to ask for grace in offering her an opportunity to speak on her own behalf,”…