THE VIEW’S Meghan McCain SLAMMED The Bachelor series as “extremely problematic.”
Former host, Chris Harrison, recently left the show after he was accused of making “racist” remarks.
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Former host, Chris Harrison, recently left the show after he was accused of making ‘racist’ remarks[/caption]
Meghan said on The View: “I don’t love The Bachelor. I apologize to our parent company ABC — I mean no disrespect to the work that’s done on this network, but It’s an extremely problematic show.”
“There’s no different bodies — different people. Dating is about experiencing the world. I dated every kind of race, every kind of person, cause I never knew who was going to be the one.
“I think that’s more reflective of 2021, so I think the show has a lot of make-overs to do in a lot of different ways that go way beyond the host.”
Meghan also said of Chris’ interview with Extra host and Bachelorette alum, Rachel Lindsay: “If there’s one thing we all have learned over the past year and a half, and our entire lifetime living in this country, but especially since the murder of George Floyd, it that it’s important to listen. She is a Black woman talking about her experience.”
Meghan went on: ‘There’s no different bodies — different people. Dating is about experiencing the world’[/caption]
Yesterday, Chris surprised fans when he revealed that he was leaving his role as host of Bachelor Nation after 19 years.
Along with a picture of him during a reunion show, he wrote: “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter. I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together.
“While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”
Chris defended the contestant while being interviewed by Rachel on Extra, stating: ‘We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion’[/caption]
Rachael’s racism scandal nearly broke up her and Matt[/caption]
Rachel Lindsey told Extra on Tuesday: “I wasn’t expecting for it to happen, not after the announcement.
“I think several past contestants coming forward and saying they didn’t want him to be part of Paradise. I think Katie Thurston, her very last tweet before she went to film her season was that Chris needed to step away,” the podcast host continued.
“I think that, coupled with the interview that happened on this very stage, maybe led to him not coming back.
“Well, it’s been 19 years and if you do watch the show we saw less and less of Chris. 19 years is a big accomplishment. Maybe that’s the case. We don’t know. Maybe they were ready to move on,” Rachel said.
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Last year, a contestant on Bachelor, Matt James‘ season, Rachael Kirkconnell, was discovered to have attended an Antebellum plantation-themed party in 2018.
Chris defended the contestant while being interviewed by Rachel on Extra, stating: “We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion. Because I’ve seen some stuff online… again, this ‘judge, jury, executioner’ thing where people are just tearing this girl’s life apart.”
Following the backlash, Chris stepped down from the show and publicly apologized to Rachel.
Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe have replaced Chris as hosts of this season of The Bachelorette.