‘The Bachelor’ spoilers have found that Rachael Kirkconnell is speaking out, two weeks after issuing an apology in regards to the racial controversy that has been surrounding her since she stepped out of the limo in season 25 of The Bachelor.
In a seven and a half minute video posted on her Instagram, a soft-spoken Kirkconnell explained that she has been quiet for two weeks as she takes in comments garnered from her apology. She also didn’t want to speak out of turn or appear “performative” but ultimately decided staying silent was not doing any one any good.
‘The Bachelor’ Spoilers: Rachael Kirkconnell Wants People to Stop Defending Her.
See the full video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLvJWpan7FL/
Kirkconnell also posted resources that she has used or have been recommended to use to educate herself in regards to the country’s “embedded racism”.
Finally, Kirkconnell begged those defending her to stop. She has acknowledged that she has done wrong and wants her defenders to do so too, as well as to learn along side her. All in all, both Kirkconnell’s apology and now new statement sounded the most sincere and educated of any apology to come out of the franchise and her full accountability quite refreshing.
Meanwhile it has been said that The Bachelor producers are making “appropriate changes” in the franchise. This sounds very similar to the party line used when the ABC dating show was called out for the lack of diversity in the contestants and leads. “A lot of work is being done behind the scenes to make the appropriate changes and proper moves going forward with the franchise,” a source said.
As for host, Chris Harrison who has also issued apologetic statements and stepped away from the franchise for an unspecified amount of time ,the source said, “There are talks happening regarding his future with the show.”
This all seems very “throw him under the bus” as it is likely Harrison spoke with Rachel Lindsay on Extra at the behest of The Bachelor producers. Harrison may have been instructed to defend Kirkconnell in the hopes to gain back fans as she might just be the one to walk away with Matt James’ final rose.
While that fell flatter than flat, it looks like Kirkconnell has managed to gain back fans herself. All comments on her video were very positive.
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