‘The Bachelorette’ Spoilers: Rachel Lindsay Questions Rachael Kirkconnell’s Sincerity
In an episode of the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast, she hinted that Rachael is all talk and no action after she was pictured alongside a book entitled Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man. She said: “You almost feel like you know everything you need to know about her in that picture. The fact that that’s what she decided to do. Several people sent me that Story.
“Her apology was well-written, it was pretty, and it was sincere. I’m not going to knock anyone’s apology. But then the next step is to take action.” She then continued by explaining how Rachel could redeem herself: “Taking action to me isn’t showing everybody that you’re reading the book. You have such a big platform.
“There’s a lot of people who don’t necessarily understand what Chris said in the interview or why people are so upset, so this is an opportunity for you to explain that.” Rachael, for her part, has started on the right track, given that she apologized and acknowledged that her actions were wrong. Whether this was a sincere apology or merely one that was career motivated, we will have to give her the benefit of the doubt until we find out otherwise.
Speaking at the time, she said: “While there have been rumours circulating, there have also been truths that have come to light that I need to address. I hear you, and I’m here to say I was wrong. At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them.
“My age or when it happened does not excuse anything. They are not acceptable or okay in any sense. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist. I am sorry to the communities and individuals that my actions harmed and offended. I am ashamed about my lack of education, but it is no one’s responsibility to educate me. It will be interesting to see whether Rachael responds to these comments, or better yet, whether she will continue to reform and grow as a person. Only time will tell.
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