Chris Harrison’s Statement About Stepping Down As ‘The Bachelor’ Host Is A Game-Changer

There’s a major shake-up in Bachelor Nation. Following his previous comments that "excused historical racism," Chris Harrison released a statement about stepping down as The Bachelor host. After years of Harrison hosting the reality show, he will be stepping back "for some time." The news come on the tail of a Tuesday, Feb. 9 interview with former Bachelorette and EXTRA correspondent Rachel Lindsay.

ICYMI, the interview comments that caused outrage across social media and the Bachelor Nation, stemmed from some 2018 photos of Rachael Kirkconnell, a contestant on Season 25 of The Bachelor. During the Feb. 9 interview, Lindsay asked Harrison about the photos of Kirkconnell, which showed her at an antebellum-themed party. It’s important to note that the Season 25 The Bachelor features the franchise’s first-ever Black male bachelor, Matt James. During the interview, his response began, "We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion." He continued, "Because I have seen some stuff online — this judge, jury, executioner thing — where people are just tearing this girl’s life apart and diving into, like, her parents, her parents’ voting record. It’s unbelievably alarming to watch this." He addded, "I haven’t heard Rachael speak on this yet. And until I actually hear this woman have a chance to speak, who am I to say any of this?"

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