Reality TV Can Serve A Purpose, But Last Week, It Failed

Reality TV Can Serve A Purpose, But Last Week, It Failed


Last week, the reality television show The Bachelor was the source of much controversy. Concerns were first raised over the past actions of a contestant, but the situation turned into a much larger debacle when the object of public fury became the 19-year veteran host of the show, Chris Harrison. 

The contestant in question, Rachael Kirkconnell, faced accusations of racism, especially after photos surfaced of her attending an “Old South” plantation-themed sorority party in 2018.

Public scorn soon turned to host Chris Harrison after an ExtraTV interview with Rachel Lindsay, a former “Bachelorette” on the show’s twenty-first season.

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In the interview with Lindsay, who was the first black “Bachelorette,” Harrison was asked what he thought about the allegations against Kirkconnell. He didn’t defend her outright, but he did say that she deserved a chance to speak and be heard. Apparently, this was not acceptable.

He began the interview, saying,

“First and foremost, I don’t know. I haven’t talked to

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