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Rachel Lindsay says goodbye to Instagram.
The former bachelorette deleted her Instagram account after being harassed in the ongoing racism controversy in the EU Bachelor Franchise.
“My co-host up Higher learningRachel Lindsay turned off her Instagram earlier today, “Van Lathan said in a video he shared on his Instagram account on Friday.” She did it because she got so much hate Bachelor Fans spamming them with all sorts of rude and hateful things. “
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Lathan continued to defend Lindsay from the harassment and said: “You have to lead a life. Seriously.”
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“Rachel is not responsible for Chris Harrison, a 49-year-old man who cannot read the room in these 2021 times. She is not responsible for this,” Lathan continued. “It’s not their job to make excuses or cover up someone who doesn’t understand what triggers people in today’s world. It’s not like that. They’re looking for the wrong person.”
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“Rachel, we love you, we are with you,” Lathan concluded the video.
At the beginning of this month, Lindsay did a long-term interview Bachelor Nation hosts Harrison for extraand asked about current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s resurfaced social media posts depicting racist behavior, including attending an Antebellum South-themed party and wearing Native American clothing as a costume.
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Chris Harrison said over the weekend that he is taking time out on the franchise after an interview with Rachel Lindsay last week
In the interview, Harrison said people should have “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion” for Kirkconnell, who apologized and asked those defending her actions earlier this week to “please stop”.
Harrison quickly received a backlash for not denouncing Kirkconnell’s racist acts and apologized a few days later before announcing that he would be “stepping down” from the franchise for an indefinite period of time.
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It remains unknown who will replace Harrison in the coming period After the last rose especially for Matt James’ current season.
PEOPLE reported earlier this week that producers are working to make “reasonable changes” in the franchise.
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Lindsay has said Harrison’s resignation as host is the “right decision”. She has also expressed surprise at the ongoing controversy as there have been “racial issues” on the show in the past.
Several former Bachelor and Bachelorette The participants have had Lindsay since extra Interview.