Hannah Brown Posts About Change Following Chris Harrison’s Scandal!
Chris Harrison‘s comments have received a lot of backlash and now, Bachelorette Star Hannah Brown speaks out for the controversy! Check out what she has to say!
It all started when Reddit users found pictures of Bachelor candidate Rachael Kirkconnell at an antebellum-themed fraternity celebration.
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As you may know, this is actually a racist tradition that romanticizes plantation life and slavery as a whole.
Then Harrison, who hosted the franchise from the start, defended the candidate while he was on Extra with Rachel Lindsay – the first ever black Bachelorette!
For him, Kirkconnell should be relieved of any setbacks as he was supposedly too young to realize how problematic this type of party was!
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He even went so far as to falsely claim that Old South-themed parties were far more socially acceptable back then – in 2018 ?!
“The bright police are out there. And that poor girl Rachael who just got thrown to the lions, I don’t know how you’re equipped if you’ve never done that before, to be awake enough, to be eloquent enough to be ready to deal with it ” he said said.
Following the backlash, Chris apologized and said he realized that his comment “perpetuates racism”.
He also announced today that he will be leaving the Bachelor franchise after the Final Rose Special.
Hannah Brown actually came under fire in May after using the N word while singing a song.
With that said, she used social media to share her opinion on Chris Harrison’s situation.
She said in part, “I learned over the past year that if we want to move forward where we missed, we have to confront each other. And it’s so important that we stand up and listen, appreciate and nurture underrepresented voices. We just have to be better and while I am accountable I have moved on so much and I am still not a perfect person but I remain committed to the job. ‘