Rachel Lindsay claimed that The Bachelor had casting issues after former contestant James Taylor attended the march on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to protest President Donald Trump‘s loss within the 2020 election.
The former Bachelorette, 35, known as for Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss to make a change after he tweeted about Taylor’s involvement within the demonstration earlier this month.
“Whoever that former cast member/fool jerkoff is that went to Trump’s treasonous rally, obtained a message for ya … You are formally exiled from #BachelorNation!!!” Fleiss, 56, wrote on Wednesday, January 13. After studying the title of the previous cast member, he added, “Shame on you.”
Lindsay retweeted Fleiss’ message, writing, “Reason #4853569536 we now have to do higher with casting.”
Two days prior, Taylor, 33, tweeted concerning the Capitol rally, claiming he had the help of ABC and Bachelor Nation.
“Big due to #TheBachelor household for supporting me throughout this time … from prime to backside,” he tweeted on Monday, January 11. “Conservative producers are the very best!!”
Taylor, who competed for JoJo Fletcher‘s coronary heart on season 12 of The Bachelorette, added: “Thank you @ABCNetwork @ABC & @BachelorABC for having my again whereas I legally supported our President.”
A supply, nonetheless, advised Us Weekly that Taylor’s claims of help from the community are “unequivocally false.”
Lindsay, for her half, spoke out about Bachelor Nation’s continued problems with variety and casting in June 2020, revealing she will not proceed to work with the franchise if one thing is not performed.
“I’ve to see some kind of change. It’s ridiculous. It’s embarrassing,” the Texas native stated throughout an episode of AfterBuzz TV’s Bachelor A.M. With Kelsey Meyer on the time. “At this level, it is embarrassing to be affiliated with it.”
The “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast cohost identified that in 40 seasons of the show, she was the one Black lead. Later that month, Matt James was named as the primary Black Bachelor forward of season 25.
“I do not understand how you’re part of The Bachelor franchise and also you’re watching what’s occurring in our nation proper now and you do not self-reflect that you have been a part of the issue,” she acknowledged following the Black Lives Matter protests. “You proceed to perpetuate any such conduct while you’re placing out one thing that may be very white-washed and does not have any kind of colour in it and you are not making an attempt to be efficient and alter that.”
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