Rachel Lindsay claimed that The Bachelor had casting issues after former contestant James Taylor attended the march on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to protest President Donald Trump’s loss within the 2020 election.
“Whoever that former cast member/idiot jerkoff is that went to Trump’s treasonous rally, got a message for ya … You are officially exiled from #BachelorNation!!!” Fleiss, 56, wrote on Wednesday, January 13. After studying the identify of the previous forged member, he added, “Shame on you.”
Lindsay retweeted Fleiss’ message, writing, “Reason #4853569536 we have to do better with casting.”
Two days prior, Taylor, 33, tweeted in regards to the Capitol rally, claiming he had the assist of ABC and Bachelor Nation.
“Big thanks to #TheBachelor family for supporting me during this time … from top to bottom,” he tweeted on Monday, January 11. “Conservative producers are the best!!”
Taylor, who competed for JoJo Fletcher’s coronary heart on season 12 of The Bachelorette, added: “Thank you @ABCNetwork @ABC & @BachelorABC for having my back while I legally supported our President.”
A supply, nonetheless, instructed Us Weekly that Taylor’s claims of assist from the community are “unequivocally false.”
Lindsay, for her half, spoke out about Bachelor Nation’s continued points of variety and casting in June 2020, revealing she received’t proceed to work with the franchise if one thing isn’t carried out.
“I have to see some type of change. It’s ridiculous. It’s embarrassing,” the Texas native mentioned throughout an episode of AfterBuzz TV’s Bachelor A.M. With Kelsey Meyer on the time. “At this point, it’s embarrassing to be affiliated with it.”
The “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast cohost identified that in 40 seasons of the present, she was the one Black lead. Later that month, Matt James was named as the primary Black Bachelor forward of season 25.
“I don’t know how you are a part of The Bachelor franchise and you’re watching what’s happening in our country right now and you don’t self-reflect that you’ve been part of the problem,” she acknowledged following the Black Lives Matter protests. “You continue to perpetuate this type of behavior when you’re putting out something that is very white-washed and doesn’t have any type of color in it and you’re not trying to be effective and change that.”
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