Hey, Chris Harrison, What the Fuck?
In an interview Tuesday with former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay, Chris Harrison pleaded for “the woke police” to give “a little grace, a little compassion” after pictures showed Bachelor frontrunner Rachael Kirkconnell attending an Old South antebellum party in 2018.
During the interview, Harrison insists that 2018 was a different era: It was a time of lawlessness and racism, a time when “50 million people” went to antebellum parties with racist roots. We all remember that, right? No?
But now, in 2021, Harrison maintains there are different standards. When Lindsay said the party “wasn’t a good look,” Harrison responded:
“Is it a good look in 2018, or is it not a good look in 2021?”
“It’s not a good look ever,” Lindsay responded.
You have to admit, Harrison is an optimist to think that so much has happened in just three years. But it was fucked up then, and it’s fucked up now.
Just take the L. Have a modicum of respect. Take some time and make sure the people you’re inviting onto your show — and elevating to a national platform — know enough about history not to glorify the Old South.
Read a much more eloquent story about the situation on HuffPost: