Chris Harrison Has Cancelled On The Bachelor Franchise After Standing Up For A Racist Contestant

The time Chris Harrison spent away from the “Bachelor” franchise had a negative impact on the franchise. That is why, Chris Harrison has cancelled on the reality TV show. After 19 years of hosting the “Bachelor” franchise, Harrison quit in the wake of the backlash he received for defending Season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s decision to attend an antebellum South-themed fraternity party in 2018. However, he has apologized for the mistake he made and was deeply sorry for what he did.


Chris Harrison Has Cancelled On The Bachelor

Chris Harrison is leaving The Bachelor after defending a racist contestant. Chris Harrison has decided to leave “The Bachelor” for good after facing backlash earlier this year for defending a contestant’s history of racist behaviour.

Chris Harrison has announced his departure as host of The Bachelor. In a joint statement to NBC News on Tuesday, Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment expressed gratitude for his many accomplishments over the previous 20 years and best wishes for his future endeavours.

In a statement that he posted to his Instagram, he explained that he was thrilled to begin a new phase of his life after having an amazing run as the host of the franchise.

Chris Harrison Has Cancelled On The Bachelor 
Chris Harrison Has Cancelled On The Bachelor

He said that he was very grateful to Bachelor Nation for all the memories he has made with the entire crew and the friendships will last a lifetime. You can also check the similar news we have covered on our site Morgan Wallen Cancelled.

After nearly twenty years of hosting the iconic franchise, Harrison stood down in February after defending a former “Bachelor” contestant who was photographed at an antebellum plantation-themed fraternity formal in 2018. During an interview with former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay on Extra, Harrison made the statements defending Kirkconnell.

In speaking to Lindsay, Harrison showed empathy for Kirkconnell, suggesting that the criticism levelled at her was unjustified because the images were from a past era. Lindsay said it wasn’t a good look for Kirkconnell to go to a party celebrating the antebellum South, which was a time when slavery was common. Harrison replied, “Well, Rachel, is it a good look in 2018? Or is it not a good look in 2021? Because there’s a big difference.”

Lindsay, who is Black, remarked that It’s not a good appearance ever and also asks what would she represent if she attended that party. You can check the tweet below in which Sean Lowe is boycotting The Bachelor after Chris Harrison’s exit.

Chris Harrison Apologized And Said That He Made A Mistake

In a later discussion with ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” Harrison, who is white, stated that he had made a mistake and apologised for his earlier comments. You may also be interested in other cancellation news which we have covered Dr Phill Cancelled.

“I am an imperfect man, I made a mistake and I own that,” Harrison admitted to his GMA co-host Michael Strahan. “I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for. I am committed to progress, not just for myself, also for the franchise.”

In the interview, Harrison revealed that he had consulted a racial educator and strategist to help him process his feelings and find closure. In addition, he said that leaving was not the end line. He emphasised that there is much more work to be done.

His departure happened just a day before the premiere of the 17th season of “The Bachelorette,” which aired on Monday. The show is currently being hosted by former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe. You can see the tweet below by My Celebrity Life in which Chris Harrison apologizes for his remarks.

Now, it’s obvious that the topic of Chris Harrison Cancelled has been discussed. After defending a participant who was shown some old images attending a party with an antebellum plantation theme in February, Harrison decided to step down from his position as host of the reality show.  Please visit if you are interested in learning more.

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