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.
“Whoever that former forged member/fool jerkoff is that went to Trump’s treasonous rally, acquired a message for ya … You’re formally exiled from #BachelorNation!!!” Fleiss, 56, wrote on Wednesday, January 13. After studying the identify of the previous forged member, he added, “Disgrace on you.”
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Lindsay retweeted Fleiss’ message, writing, “Purpose #4853569536 now we 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.
“Massive because of #TheBachelor household for supporting me throughout this time … from high to backside,” he tweeted on Monday, January 11. “Conservative producers are the perfect!!”
Taylor, who competed for JoJo Fletcher’s coronary heart on season 12 of The Bachelorette, added: “Thanks @ABCNetwork @ABC & @BachelorABC for having my again whereas I legally supported our President.”
A supply, nevertheless, instructed 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 issues of variety and casting in June 2020, revealing she gained’t proceed to work with the franchise if one thing isn’t 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’s embarrassing to be affiliated with it.”
The “Bachelor Glad Hour” podcast cohost identified that in 40 seasons of the present, she was the only Black lead. Later that month, Matt James was named as the first Black Bachelor forward of season 25.
“I don’t know the way you might be part of The Bachelor franchise and also you’re watching what’s taking place in our nation proper now and you don’t self-reflect that you’ve been part of the problem,” she said following the Black Lives Matter protests. “You proceed to perpetuate this kind of habits whenever you’re placing out one thing that could be very white-washed and doesn’t have any kind of shade in it and also you’re not making an attempt to be efficient and alter that.”
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