It seems as though Rachel Lindsay is not the only one insisting on change in Bachelor Nation. Now Tyler Cameron, Sienne Fleming, Lauren Burnham and many more are signing a petition for a Black Bachelor.
ICYMI, during a recent interview with Page Six, Rachel discussed Hannah Brown’s recent apology for her use of the N-word as well as how she is feeling during these times being affiliated with a franchise that has not done well in the diversity department.
Of Hannah’s apology, the only thing she would say was that it was “solid” and “heartfelt.” However, she did say that “is exactly what I would expect when it takes you two weeks to put out an apology. I mean, it should have been all those things.” Rachel then said many people will be counting on Hannah to be true to her word because “there were a lot of things that were promised in the apology.”
“We have now casted for 40 seasons even though they haven’t started Clare Crawley’s. There’s been one person of color in 40 seasons. We have 45 presidents. There has been one person of color. We are literally on par to saying that you are more likely to become the president of the United States than you are to be the lead of this franchise. That is insane,” Rachel expressed.
Rachel also noted that she isn’t sure how she is going to be able to fully support the show that does not support the same values as hers.
I just feel like if anybody is in my position, you couldn’t sit quiet about that,” she said. “And I don’t think that anyone would fault me a higher up in the franchise for saying that.”
She continued, “When I look at what’s happening in our country, and then I look at the franchise, I can’t continue to be affiliated—it’s embarrassing honestly at this point—to be affiliated with a franchise who is not on the right side of this.”
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