BACHELORETTE Tayshia Adams’ suitors have rallied together to share a joint statement that “denounces racism” following ongoing Chris Harrison outrage.
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Chris Harrison has been under fire for ‘defending racist behavior’
Following the backlash, the men of Tayshia Adam’s season rallied together
The suitors all shared a statement that denounces racism
After the host’s controversial comments, the women of Matt’s season came together to release a statement denouncing racism on Thursday.
The following day the men on last season’s Bachelorette followed the ladies’ lead and also posted a letter in unison.
“As members of Season 16 of the Bachelorette, it is important that we acknowledge where we stand at this time.
“We had the opportunity to be a part of one of the most diverse casts in the history of the franchise.
“The addition of more people who identify as BIPOC has opened up the conversation on race, community, and who we are as people,” the statement read.
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Nearly all 30 men from last season shared the post, which continued: “A conversation that has been long overdue.
“We stand united in denouncing racist behavior and any defense thereof.
“We also stand united with the women of Season 25 of the Bachelor, who have also denounced the same; moreover, we stand united with Rachel Lindsay, who has led the way.”
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The former Bachelorette said that Chris’ comments were “full of ignorance” during a podcast on Friday.
Dale Moss – who was previously engaged to Clare Crawley before their nasty split – also shared the statement and included his own account about “growing up biracial in a predominantly white community.”
Other fan favorites who shared the statement include Ivan Hall, Ben Smith, Bennett Jordan and Blake Moynes.
The longtime face of the franchise – who has been apart of the show since season one in 2002 – sparked outrage for “offensive” comments regarding the ongoing scandal with Rachael Kirkconnell.
Fans have urged ABC to fire Chris Harrison following the ‘racist’ scandal
During the chat, Chris also continued to speak over the ex Bachelorette and claimed the racism problems were “okay” in 2018 but “not in 2021” – while adding he’s “not the woke police.”
Adding to the backlash, 25 women from the current season rallied together to denounce the hosts’ stance in a joint statement.
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