Harrison reveals he’ll tip away from his hosting duties briefly, providing a second apology for debatable comments regarding a candidate’s plantation party photos.
Every little thing isn’t turning up roses for Chris Harrison. The long time host of ABC’s Bachelor franchise on Saturday said he’ll step aside from holding The Bachelor “for a time period” as backlash continues over his remarks regarding images showing a current entrant going to an antebellum-plantation-themed celebration.
“Harrison has received widespread criticism after an interview on “Extra” with former “Bachelorette,” Rachel Lindsay, where he spoke extensively through a 14-minute discussion, seemingly defending a racist social media controversy swirling around Kirkconnell, who had former photos resurface on social media —
in the images, she is seen attending an antebellum plantation-themed fraternity formal in 2018, and she also allegedly liked photos on social media containing the Confederate flag.
“To the Black community, to the BIPOC community: I am so sorry. My words were harmful. I am listening, and I truly apologize for my ignorance and any pain it caused you,” Harrison continued. “
I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the people from these communities who I’ve had enlightening conversations with over the past few days, and I am so grateful to those who have reached out to help me on my path to anti-racism.”Source
It is in time that it will probably be possible to have another reading of these events, although however it is possible that many people have already understood this singular moment which presents itself as such.