ABC ‘The Bachelor’ spoilers finds that Chris Harrison has mad a lot of progress when it comes to Bachelor Nation. He has built a giant empire of singles meeting singles and making matches of them all. Every year he has a new idea about what to do in Bachelor Nation. From a sex island to a singing show, Harrison has tackled it all. Now he is thinking about diversity and opened up more about the possibility of a race specific dating show.
ABC ‘The Bachelor’ Spoilers: Harrison Shares His New Thoughts
Harrison spoke out on SiriusXM’s Bevelations. He said that the show really needs to make some changes to keep progressing with the way life keeps moving. The Bachelor premiered in 2002 and has basically had a full cast of single Caucasian’s in every season. “Now we have diversity in age, but you guys have had a lot of problems when it comes to race. Come on, Chris. What’s the deal?” asked Bevy Smith.”How can we get this fixed? My mom loves, loves, loves the show, but whenever I watch I feel very much like.. there’s no black and brown people that like go the distance really, so it’s disheartening.”
ABC ‘The Bachelor’ Spoilers: Race Specific Spin-Off
Harrison told Bevy, “Well, I think you just hit the nail on the head. When you watch, you don’t see yourself represented, and I think that was what the issue was early on when we would ask people to come audition for the show and we were begging people to come audition for the show and we weren’t getting the numbers. And we had to stop and think: Why? Is it the chicken or the egg? So what we realized is if you don’t see yourself represented, no matter what it is-on TV or in a club or whatever-you’re probably not going to want to attend, you’re not going to feel comfortable. So we had to take that first step and have done better at casting and putting more diverse people on the show. Therefore, you see yourself represented more.”
He continued, “It takes a long time to turn around a big boat, and we needed to take that step. I think we’ve done much better in the last few seasons for sure and we will continue to do that. Because also, at the end of the day, I’m not really as worried about meeting a quota as I am about meeting a quota of quality people.” We will see what happens next on the Bachelorette, which has halted filming because of COVID-19.