Anyone who denies that cancel culture is real needs only to look at this week’s downfall of longtime host of “The Bachelor” Chris Harrison for proof that this societal infectious disease is very much alive.
Harrison stepped away from Bachelor Nation, a series of shows he has hosted since its inception nearly 20 years ago, on Sunday with a lengthy apology that read like a hostage letter. This followed an interview with former “Bachelorette” star Rachael Lindsay that many have termed “controversial.”
“I have spent the last few days listening to the pain my words have caused, and I am deeply remorseful,” Harrison wrote on Instagram to his 1.3 million followers. “My ignorance did damage to my friends, colleagues, and strangers alike. I have no one to blame but myself for what I said and the way I spoke. … To the Black community, to the BIPOC community: I am so sorry. My words were harmful. I am listening,