A number of Black alums of Bachelor Nation shows have spoken out after host Chris Harrison said he was ‘stepping aside for a period of time’ after making headlines for his controversial reaction to a contestant’s racism scandal.
DeMario Jackson from season 13 and Jubilee Sharpe from season 20 were among the reality stars who spoke with TMZ, saying that Harrison’s vacation from the show should be a permanent one.
‘I don’t really think he should be allowed to return but it’s not up to me,’ Jackson said. ‘My season was one of the most visible Black seasons as far as the representation by African American males and women.’
He continued: ‘It just sucked because, yeah, we had each other but there was nobody we could really relate to because it was an all-white production, all-white cast, all-white show … which is great, but it’s 2021 now.
‘If they do want to have move forward and have a more Black fan base I would say it all starts within. Like do you really want to have black fans or do you want to put a Band-Aid over a bullet wound?’
Sharpe said that the show’s producers seemed to be more attentive to white contestants in her time on the show. Read from source….