Bachelor host Chris Harrison grabs donuts alone as he’s spotted for first time after apologizing for ‘defending racism’
CHRIS Harrison was seen for the first time since he made his controversial apology on Good Morning America, as he made a trip to Dunkin Donuts.
The disgraced Bachelor host addressed his racism accusations during the interview, which some labeled as “insincere.”
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Chris, 49, was finally spotted after the talk, as he carried a couple dozen donuts from the shop to his car.
The reality star wore a relaxed-fit gray tee-shirt, black sweatpants, gray sneakers and a matching hat while grabbing the snack.
The Dallas native moved quickly while carrying a drink and the two boxes of donuts.
This was the first time Chris was seen since his interview with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America.
The host spoke to the former athlete about his mistakes and what he hoped would happen moving forward.
“I am imperfect man, I made a mistake and I own that,” he relented.
“I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for. I am committed to progress, not just for myself, also for the franchise.
“And this is a franchise that has been a part of my life for the better part of 20 years and I love it,” he shared.
The father of two protected the potential winner during an interview with Bachelorette alum Rachel Lindsay.
When Michael inquired as to the reason why he did so, the long-time host answered: “There is none. Antebellum parties are not ok, past, present, future. Knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”
Following the interview, many fans took to social media to share their opinions on Chris’s apology.
Several found the conversation to be “robotic” and believed it was “rehearsed.”
“That ‘apology’ was horrid and insincere. He showed more passion defending racism than apologizing for doing so. Chris Harrison must go. #FireChrisHarrison,” one wrote on Twitter.
“@chrisbharrison sounded very rehearsed in his interview on @GMA. He was being himself/unrehearsed when he was talking down to @TheRachLindsay. Don’t let the apology tour fool you people!!!”
“Clearly Chris Harrison still needs to put in a ton of work because like Michael Strahan said his apology was a surface response at best.
“A sincere apology comes from within and not from looking down at notes with dead eyes,” another slammed.
Despite fan uncertainty, Rachel Lindsay accepted Chris’s apology.
The TV personality told TMZ she believed his regret in the hopes of moving forward.
Chris has expressed hope that he can return to The Bachelor next season, though Rachel claimed the decision was not hers to make.
She felt the resolution should be made between the controversial host and the ABC network.
In an effort to educate himself further on the topic, Chris met with race author Michael Eric Dyson to discuss “historical racism.”
The author later spoke to TMZ about their time together, where he assured the outlet of Chris’s integrity.
“You don’t have to spend 50 days with somebody to get whether they’re sincere or not and whether they’re willing to put in the work. He was.”
“[Chris] knew he had done something wrong, and he was extremely sad about that,” he guaranteed.