The writing was on the wall the moment Chris Harrison issued his first Instagram apology.
The cancel crowd absurdly smeared him for racism in February when he politely requested grace for “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell as woke critics came after her for attending an antebellum-themed party in college. After a fleeting moment of heroic resistance, Harrison flopped himself down prostrate in the dirt with pathetic social media apologies and commitments to antiracism.
So when news broke on Tuesday that Harrison was done with Bachelor Nation for good, it was about as predictable as a “Bachelor” promo promise that the current installment would be “the most dramatic season yet.”
“Chris Harrison is stepping aside as host of The Bachelor franchise,” Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment said in a statement on Tuesday, pretending this “stepping aside” wasn’t the result of being hip-checked. “We are thankful for his many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him all the best on