‘The Bachelorette’ Spoilers: Tayshia Adams ‘Sad About’ Chris Harrison’s Comments Amid Rachael Kirkconnell Scandal
When speaking on the ClickBait With Bachelor Nation podcast, she said: “This hit me on a different level just because I’m the current Bachelorette, if you will, the first bi-racial lead. I definitely will say watching that interview; my eyes were wide open. My jaw was kind of to the floor just because it was an ongoing conversation that was just filled with so much defence, and what I feel is ignorance.
“To be clear, really, all I think everybody was looking for was accountability in the sense of just saying the images that have come out are wrong. Bottom line, they are wrong. There was no sense of ‘what she did was wrong,’ and I feel bad that Bachelor Nation is going through this and this is making a lot of people feel attacked in a way.”
Added to that, Tayshia felt sorry for Rachel Lindsay, who had to stay calm in light of Chris’ comments: “I feel like her composure, and the way that she conducted that interview was not because she didn’t feel angry or frustrated in any way. It was because she had to conduct herself that way or else the message would be lost if she were to show her anger. [It was] a really eye-opening conversation.”
So what has this done for Tayshia and Chris’ friendship? Well, it has put a dampener on it. She continued: “Outside of the franchise, him and I have formed a friendship. I’ve had a great time with Chris Harrison in the past, and I think that’s why I’ve felt so saddened by this entire interview because when I say it hit a different way, it’s because — would you come to my defence like if someone did this to me? “Like, being your friend, you know? I’m sad about it. We all make mistakes. I know Chris has a really good heart, and I do love him as a friend, but this is a big learning experience.” This whole saga does not look like it will die down anytime soon.
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