If you happen to’ve been questioning whom Matt James selected as his remaining decide on this tumultuous season of ABC’s The Bachelor, you most likely will not be shocked to search out out that they are not collectively. On Feb. 22, James spoke out concerning the controversy that is stirred Bachelor Nation right into a frenzy over the previous few weeks. He mirrored on how the controversy ignited vital conversations about illustration within the Bachelor franchise and condemned Chris Harrison’s troubling feedback, admitting they have been “devastating and heartbreaking” to listen to.
A fast refresher for everybody: In January, followers revealed Rachael Kirkconnell’s attendance at an antebellum-themed fraternity formal in 2018, alongside detailed rumors of alleged racist feedback, cultural appropriation, and preferred pictures selling all types of bigotry up to now. On Feb. 9, Rachel Lindsay interviewed Harrison on Additional. He launched right into a tirade in protection of Kirkconnell and subsequently determined to step down after being referred to as out for perpetuating racism.
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Whereas James did not tackle the subject of Kirkconnell immediately, aside from noting that her pictures have been disappointing, followers realized from Actuality Steve that James gave Kirkconnell his remaining rose within the yet-to-air finale again on Jan. 21. Now, in line with HuffPost’s Emma Grey and Claire Fallon, the Bachelor is not with the 24-year-old.
Neither James nor Kirkconnell have commented on the standing of their relationship, which is sensible as a result of the finale hasn’t aired but. We’ll study extra throughout the “After the Remaining Rose” episode on March 15, after we’ll additionally study who’s taking up Harrison’s internet hosting duties for the particular.