Recently Bachelor host, Chris Harrison said he was stepping away from the show.
Why, you may ask?
Well, a few comments got Harrison in some pretty hot water.
During an interview, Chris Harrison reportedly talked “in a manner that constitutes racism.”
Harrison was commenting on one of the Bachelor contestants background which also was deemed racist by the “woke culture.”
The contestant’s life came under fire after social media activity and pictures of her were found implicating her in ‘Old South parties.’
Harrison responded to the contestant at the party by saying, “I saw a picture of her at a sorority party five years ago, and that’s it, boom. This girl is in this book now, and she’s now in this group, and I’m like, really?”
“My guess, these girls got dressed up and went to a party and had a great time, they were 18 years old. Now does it make it OK? I don’t know, Rachel, you tell me, but where is this lens we’re holding up, and was that lens available, and were we all looking through it in 2018? I don’t know. I don’t have these answers,” Harrison continued.
Once the contestant was “cancelled,” Harrison stepped out and called for “a little grace, a little understanding.”
That did not go over well.
Harrison’s comments forced him to take ‘time away’ from the show
Watch this video to see if you think Harrison said anything racist:
After that interview, Harrison received intense backlash and forced the host to take a back to from the show.
Harrison proceeded to announce this statement for his so-called “inflammatory comments.”
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) February 11, 2021
Since his own cancellation, Harrison has announced that he will return to the show.
“I plan to be back. I want to be back,” Harrison said. “This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”
“I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that,” the host told Michael Strahan.
“I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for. I am committed to the progress not just for myself also for the franchise,” Harrison said on Good Morning America.
“Antebellum parties are not OK,” Harrison said.
“Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”
Harrison went on to announce that he’s been seeing “race educator” Dr. Eric Dyson.
The host says that Dr. Dyson has taught him “counsel, not cancel.”
Even as Harrison continues to take responsibility, Michael Strahan described their interview to only be a surface level response.
Watch their full interview here:
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