WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT THE ENDING OF MATT JAMES’ SEASON OF “THE BACHELOR.”In a powerful statement posted on his Instagram account on Monday evening, Bachelor Matt James stated unequivocally that “The Bachelor franchise has fallen short” when it comes to its handling of race. James’ statement marks the most vocal he has been publicly about the franchise’s relationship with race since being cast as the first Black Bachelor in June on the heels of nationwide protests against police brutality and racism. Lindsay has publicly stated that she felt like she was framed as the “angry Black woman” on her season. However, after the lawsuit, beginning with Sean Lowe’s season of “The Bachelor,” the casts became notably more diverse. James, it seems, just hopes his season can precipitate the kind of institutional change that contestants of color and viewers have been asking for for years.
Source: Huffington Post February 22, 2021 23:48 UTC