Harrison said in an Instagram post that he had enjoyed "a truly incredible run" as host. The host of television's popular "Bachelor" dating show franchise is leaving after almost 20 years, ABC Entertainment said on Tuesday, following a furor over racially insensitive remarks.
N "The Bachelor" and spinoffs including "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise" sincewill not be returning after temporarily stepping aside in February, ABC and production company Warner Horizon said in a t statement. Harrison's future with the franchise has been in limbo since February when he sparked controversy for comments he made defending "The Bachelor" contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who won in March when she was paired up with Matt James, the brazilian women dating Los Angeles men Black male lead.
Images of Kirkconnell attending an antebellum-themed fraternity party inand wearing Native American attire while she was a college student, surfaced on social media while the show was airing. Harrison's comments fueled a long-running debate about a lack of diversity on the Bachelor franchise and came at a time of a wider reckoning in the United States following mass protests in over the deaths of unarmed Black men and women while in police custody.
Despite launching inthe franchise did not have a Dating mature Fairfield person as a lead contestant untilwhen Rachel Lindsay was cast as the first Black "Bachelorette. Both Harrison and Kirkconnell later apologized for their comments and actions, and Harrison said he was stepping aside temporarily as host.
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