A group of black former contestants on the ABC reality show The Bachelor gathered to call for the permanent removal of the show’s longtime host Chris Harrison after he defended a contestant who attended a antebellum-style ball.
Harrison temporarily “stepped aside” last week after he was called “racist” for coming to the support of a contestant who once participated in a sorority event featuring antebellum-style ball gowns.
After Harrison defended contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, he apologized for supporting her and then said he was stepping aside from the show. But his temporary action is not enough for some former members of the show.
DeMario Jackson from season 13 and Jubilee Sharpe from season 20 came out to lambast Harrison and advocated for his firing from the show.
“I don’t really think he should be allowed to return but it’s not up to me,” Jackson said, according to the Daily Mail. “My season was