Rachel Lindsay, a star of the widely popular “Bachelor” franchise, blasted host Chris Harrison for refusing to adhere to “cancel culture” norms by piling on a contestant, Rachael Kirkconnell, who attended an Old South-themed party on a plantation in 2018.
While condemning what the party could represent, Harrison said he was “not the ‘woke’ police” and suggested the contestant’s attendance at the party was not done with the maliciously racist intent being ascribed to her, but perhaps viewed it as harmless through the “lens” of 2018. He also emphasized that Kirkconnell should be shown “a little grace.”
“I haven’t talked to Rachael about it,” Harrison said. “We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion. Because I have seen some stuff online — this judge, jury, executioner thing where people are just tearing this girl’s life apart and diving into, like, her parents, her parents’ voting record. It’s unbelievably alarming to watch this.”