Hannah Brown is under fire for deleting a picture of the Southern Belle amid a controversy over the “Bachelor”

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A native of Alabama Hannah Brown In hot again for showing off racial insensitivity on social media.

Former “Bachelorette” star – who faced backlash in May 2020 over his Saying the word N. In an Instagram Live Video – A recently deleted Instagram photo showing her wearing a Southern costume.

The photo, taken in May 2013, showed Brown posing in a An introduction ceremony for the Tuscaloosa Belles, A service organization for high school girls linked to Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society.

Dresses that evoke the Old South – with long skirts, pants, and skirt jackets – It appears to be standard about Tuscaloosa is beautiful At the concert Brown attended in 2013, in addition to parades, the annual Dickens Downtown event in Northport and other public appearances.

People who support such costumes say it is a nod to southern tradition and heritage, and a way to preserve history. But critics say the groups glorify the pre-war South and celebrate plantation culture while ignoring the horrors of slavery.

Censors referred to Brown’s photo as a Southern Belle – and deleted it on Instagram – like Embed a Tweet On Twitter, amidst a nation’s bachelor controversy over racism in the franchise and another image of Southern Belle.

Although Brown is not at the center of the current controversy, she has become part of the fallout. Here’s what was happening:

Rachel KirkconnellThis season’s “Bachelor’s” contestant is among four women still on the show, hoping to form a romantic relationship with Matt James. it’s a The first black lead in “The Bachelor” In the history of the series.

Kirkconnell, who is white, made headlines earlier this month when Pictures appeared On Reddit, she appears in a Southern Belle costume at an official farm brothers party in 2018. TikTok users also found guides A native of Georgia loves Confederate flag social media posts and shares QAnon conspiracy theories.

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The controversy became hotter when Chris Harrison, host of the Undergraduate Program, appeared on “Extra,” defending Kirkconnell in a conversation with Rachel Lindsay, the former “The Bachelor” contestant and first black champion in the history of “The Bachelor.” Among other things, Harrison said that Kirkconnell was a victim of “the awake police” and that the official profession she attended was “a long time ago”.

During the “Extra” chat, Lindsay said that having Kirkconnell in Old South photos was “not looking good.”

“Rachel, is it a good look in 2018, or is it not a good look in 2021?” Harrison asked. It’s not a good look at all, “said Lindsay.

Harrison’s interview with Lindsay sparked a backlash among “The Bachelor” fans and prompted the #FireChrisHarrison tag on social media. In response, Harrison apologized twice, announcing it on the second apology He was turning away from the show until a further notice. He has been the presenter of The Bachelor since the series debuted in 2002.

Harrison wrote, “I’ve spent the last few days listening to the pain my words caused, and I feel very sorry.” “My ignorance has hurt my friends, colleagues, and strangers alike. I have no one to blame but myself for what I said and the way I spoke. I set standards for myself and never met. I feel it with every iota of my being. Now, just as I teach my children to stand up, to control In their actions, I will do the same. Through my justification of historical racism, I defended it. I invoked the term “wake up the police,” which is unacceptable. I feel ashamed of not knowing this. I was so wrong.

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Meanwhile, Kirkconnell A statement was released on Instagram apologizing For her behavior and “the facts that have come to light.”

“At some point, I didn’t realize how aggressive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them,” wrote Kirkconnell. It is not acceptable or acceptable in any way. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist … I hope to obtain your forgiveness through my future actions. “

More Fallout: After the controversial interview with Harrison, Lindsay She said she would not renew her contract With the privilege of “Bachelor”. She hosts the Bachelor of Nation podcast and makes great appearances during some episodes of different seasons. Basically, Lindsay said she’s frustrated with the show and tired of the pressure to make it more ethnically inclusive.

“I’m tired.” Lindsay said about February 12 episode of her podcast For The Ringer, “Higher Education” with Van Lathan.

And there’s more.

On February 15th, Lindsay and Lathan joined in “Ask me anything” session On Reddit, to answer fan questions. During that discussion, one participant mentioned that Brown had pulled a picture of South Bell from her Instagram account and asked, “Did she at least get in touch with you? Thoughts about her” growth and learning “since her apology last year?

(Brown has twice apologized for using the N word in the 2020 video, with a brief written statement and 18 minute video, Both are on Instagram.)

This is why actions speak louder than words, Lindsay answered. This is why we are having an uncomfortable conversation and this could really be a great learning moment. We cannot continue on the path of pretending things haven’t happened or running away from them. We are not learning and growing from that. “

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Lindsay also said Brown’s comments about the current “Bachelor” debate – the one related to Kirkconnell and Harrison – “lack substance.” Brown took up the issue, In one form or another, on Instagram Stories video posted on February 12th.

Brown said, “I was catching up and reading about everything that was going on in the Bachelor of the Nation and the Roses knew that I made mistakes.” “But last year I learned that if we want to move forward, we have to face what we have failed at. It is very important that we raise our voices and listen, appreciate and encourage them. We just have to be better, and being responsible has helped me develop a lot, and I am still not a perfect person, but I am not I remain committed to work. I am truly humbled and grateful to be on this journey and I can only hope to encourage others to go on the journey as well. “

So far, Brown has remained mum about the photo of Southern Belle on her Instagram, not explaining why she deleted her.

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