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Bachelor Matt James says he’s ‘troubled and devastated’ over Chris Harrison’s ‘failure to understand US’ racist history’


Feb 23, 2021

THE Bachelor star Matt James said it was “troubling to watch” Chris Harrison’s “failure to understand” the racist history of the Antebellum South in his interview with Rachel Lindsay.

The 29-year-old broke his silence regarding the longtime host’s recent controversy in an Instagram post on Monday.

Matt broke his silence regarding Chris' racism claims


Matt broke his silence regarding Chris’ racism claimsCredit: Getty Images
He shared the statement on Monday


He shared the statement on Monday

Earlier this month, The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell sparked outrage when photos resurfaced of her dressed up at a controversial “Old South” bash in 2018. 

During an interview with former The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay, Chris asked fans to show “compassion” for the current contestant.

The host also claimed the racism problems were “okay” in 2018 but “not in 2021,” while adding he’s “not the woke police.”

On Monday, Matt shared a text post that read: “The past few weeks have been some of the most challenging of my life, and while there are several episodes left of the season, it is important that I take the time to address the troubling information that has come to light since we wrapped filming, including the incredibly disappointing photos of Rachael Kirkconnell and the interview between Rachel Lindsay and Chris Harrison.”

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