“I am learning and will continue to learn how to be anti-racist.”
A big week for people in BSC Apologies, huh?
Let’s try to dump this as easily as possible: so it turns out, the current Unmarried Contestant Rachel Kirkconnell attended a pre-war themed party – and when ex-bachelorette Rachel Lindsay asked Unmarried Host Chris Harrison on this topic additionalAnd the Harrison largely blew it up.
Yesterday I apologized.
Now, it’s Kirkconnell’s turn.
“I am here to say that I was wrong,” said Kirkconnell, in her statement after acknowledging “the facts that have come to light that I must address.”
“At one point, I didn’t realize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them,” she said.
“My age or the time it happened does not justify anything. They are unacceptable or acceptable in any way. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”
Shortly after Kirkconnell’s apology was published, many contestants were out of the season BSC Known as BIPOC, she made a statement on social media on behalf of “Twenty-five women known as BIPOC [who] She was made in this historic season that was supposed to represent change. “
“We are extremely disappointed and want to make it clear that we condemn any defense of racism,” the statement read. “Any defense of racist behavior negates the live and ongoing experiences of BIPOC individuals. These experiences should not be exploited or transformed into a symbol.”
And the statement continued, apparently referring to Lindsay’s interview with Harrison, “Rachel Lindsay continues to defend individuals known as BIPOC within this privilege“ with honor. ”Just because she speaks loudest, doesn’t mean she is alone.
“We stand with her, hear her, and call for change with her.”
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