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Chris Harrison reveals how The Bachelor has been increasing diversity

por Lila Lawlor (2021-01-12)


The Bachelor has faced heavy criticism for its lack of contestant diversity.

But host Chris Harrison insists the franchise has been proactive about overcoming this issue for some time.   

Harrison, 49, spoke withabout how the show dealt with the problem, which included making changes from within.

'This is a movement': Chris Harrison insists The Bachelor franchise has been working to increase diversity for some time (pictured 2018)

This year marked a major shift for the franchise, which cast it's very first Black Bachelor in its 18-year history, Matt James.  

Initially, James was cast for Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette, but was elevated to leading man status before filming ever began.

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Ordinarily, Bachelors and Bachelorettes are selected from past seasons, but James ended up being announced as the next male lead without ever officially being on the show.   

The timing of the Bachelor announcement coincided with the recent racial reckoning the nation had been facing these last few months.  

Will you accept this rose? This year marked a major shift for the franchise, which cast it's very first Black Bachelor in its 18-year history, Matt James





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