The Bachelor Pledges to Make Changes To Address
After several days, the executive producers behind The Bachelor are declaring the work they desire to do.
In a statement posted to the Bachelor Nation website, the EPs, with host Chris Harrison, pledge to make “significant changes” to address the franchise’s problems & queries.
They are eager to go ahead with Matt James as the new Bachelor and Clare Crawley as the next Bachelorette.
“We acknowledge our responsibility for the shortage of representation of humans of color in our franchise and pledge to make enormous modifications to deal with this trouble shifting ahead. We are taking fantastic steps to increase variety in our solid, in our staff, and maximum importantly, within the relationships that we display on television. We can and could do higher to reflect the arena around us and display all of its stunning love stories.”
Matt James, who originally cast as a contestant for Clare’s season before it got delayed, turned into announced as the following Bachelor this morning, making him the primary Black male lead within the franchise’s records. The 39-year-old Clare will also make records because of the oldest Bachelorette.
On Monday, a petition was launched to name for more diversity and more aid for BIPOC inside the franchise and had nearly 90,000 signatures through Friday.
The petition featured 13 calls to action, starting with a call for to cast a Black lead for season 25 of The Bachelor. Until the announcement that Matt had been forged early Friday morning, ABC, Warner Bros, Chris Harrison, and writer Mike Fleiss had not yet started the petition or complaint from Rachel Lindsay, the best different Black lead inside the show’s records.
ABC executives have been making statements about the show’s lack of variety for years; however, that is the first assertion the show has made of this kind.
The program aims to proceed to film for Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette, followed by filming for Matt’s season of The Bachelor.