Is the Bachelor racist?

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GloriaInTX's picture
Joined: 07/29/08
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Is the Bachelor racist?

Do you think they have a case?

News broke Tuesday that Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, two African-American football players from Nashville, are holding a press conference Wednesday to discuss their decision to file a class action lawsuit against ABC?s The Bachelor on behalf of ?all persons of color who have applied for the role of The Bachelor or Bachelorette but been denied the equal opportunity for selection on the basis of race.? The players say they plan to target ABC, Bachelor executive producer Mike Fleiss, and the show?s production companies (which include Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, and NZK Productions).

The release announcing the conference noted that, ?Over a combined total of 23 seasons, neither show has ever had a Bachelor or Bachelorette of color.?

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/04/17/bachelor-racism-lawsuit/

Joined: 12/10/05
Posts: 1681

I think those shows are ridiculous and so are the people who go on them.

elleon17's picture
Joined: 01/26/09
Posts: 1981

How is this able to even be a lawsuit? Is the casting of a case mandated by law to reflect a accurate representation of the public.

HOnestly though, I don't care and have never watched either show. (and I LOVE bad reality TV!)

Starryblue702's picture
Joined: 04/06/11
Posts: 5454

Although I could see where the African-American community could get upset about this, I don't think they have a leg to stand on. They've also never had anyone that was gay on the show either, and I don't see the gay community getting all up in arms over it. They've never had anyone that was fat on the show, either... I could go on and on. I think there are more important things in life to worry about.

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