"The Bachelor" franchise has had 40 seasons of its two flagship dating shows and spawned a number of spinoffs from "Bachelor in Paradise" to the raunchier "Bachelor Pad" to a romantic singing competition show and even a Winter Olympics-inspired series. All of those shows have one thing in common, which is the cast members are […]
Lindsay says "all is forgiven" after Brown personally apologized for her "privilege," which allowed her to "hide behind a written statement."
Rachel Lindsay says that ABC casting the first black man as the lead on "The Bachelor" feels like "a knee-jerk reaction" to anti-racism protests.
"It's time to reexamine the shows you watch, brands you consume from," a Bachelor Diversity campaign member explains.
Former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay threatened that if “The Bachelor” franchise doesn’t address its racial diversity issues, she’s walking away from it all, she told AfterBuzz on Friday.“If we’re going around talking about Black Lives Matter and what’s important and how we need systemic change … well then let’s talk about systemic change when it comes to ‘The Bachelor.’ We got to change some things there, too,” Lindsay said.Calling the long-running franchise’s output “whitewashed,” the first — and only — black lead in the “Bachelor” universe said, “I think that they have to, at this point, give us a black ‘Bachelor’ for Season 25. You have to. I don’t know how you don’t. And it’s been asked of me, will I continue in this franchise if it continues in this way? I can’t,” she answered. “I have to see some type of change. It’s ridiculous. It’s embarrassing. At this point, it’s embarrassing to be affiliated with it.”Also Read: 'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss Finds Dip in Ratings for Rachel Lindsay's Season 'Incredibly Disturbing'Lindsay wondered out loud how anyone could be a part of “The Bachelor” franchise and watch the treatment of people of color in the country without having a moment to “self-reflect that you’ve been part of the problem” by perpetuating “this type of behavior…putting out something that is very white-washed and doesn’t have any type of color in it, and you’re not trying to be effective and change that.”This isn’t the first time Lindsay has faced — and spoken out about — diversity issues within the franchise. When “Bachelor” alum Leah Block tweeted that her roommate joked that Lindsay’s season was less “Bachelorette” and more “Love and Hip Hop,” Lindsay immediately responded, “Let me know if she wants to meet Lee … they sound like they would have a lot in common ihavetimetoday.”Also Read: 'The Bachelorette' Racism Flap Exposes Need to 'Strengthen Our Process of Vetting,' ABC SaysThat was an apparent reference to “Bachelorette” contestant Lee Garrett, who’s been accused of firing off a racially-charged tweet or two of his own. Block subsequently apologized.Representatives for the “Bachelor” franchise did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.Watch the interview below:Read original story Former ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Threatens to Quit ‘Whitewashed’ Franchise Unless Diversity Improves (Video) At TheWrap
"I don't need anybody to defend me for what I did because what I said, what I did was wrong," Hannah Brown said
Bachelor Nation, rejoice. Well, sort of. After years upon years of wondering where to watch "The Bachelor" online, past seasons of the franchise are finally available for streaming. HBO Max, which launched today, has curated a sampling of specific seasons to license, featuring both the U.S. and international versions of "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor […]
The only black woman to lead the franchise speaks out about Hannah Brown's use of the N-word and her "disappointing" apology.
Hannah Brown, of 'The Bachelorette' and 'Dancing With the Stars' fame, is apologizing for using the N-word during an Instagram Live.
Ben Higgins and Becca Kufrin play a fast-paced round of 5 Second Rule on a new episode of Reality Star Showdown.
The producers behind “The Bachelorette” are weighing their options to try and get the upcoming Clare Crawley season on the air — but only if productions begin to return to normal. After the show was hit by the industry-wide coronavirus shutdown in mid-March, sources close to "The Bachelorette" have confirmed to Variety that the production is looking […]
The former Bachelor opens up about his "constant struggle" to find love on the reality show in his new book.
"I was super insecure," says Colton Underwood, who was routinely bullied through high school
Tyler Cameron and Hannah Brown were previously spotted together in Jupiter, Florida, in the wake of his mother's death
UPDATED with more shut down series: Warner Bros. Television Group has become the latest TV studio to confirm that they are shutting down or postponing production on some current series and pilots. The company is not revealing titles, but I hear the list of current series whose filming has been halted include CBS' Young Sheldon, […]
Pilot Pete plays a word association game on this episode of Reality Star Showdown.
The reality star revealed the real estate agent’s cause of death in a new interview — and discussed her support of his time on "The Bachelorette."