The bachelor star Rachael Kirkconnell defended Rachel Lindsay After The Bachelorette alum left Instagram, Bachelor Nation fans were upset over a controversial interview with the host Chris Harrison and his temporary exit from the franchise.
The conversation between Lindsay and Harrison centered on resurfaced photos of Kirkconnell attending an antebellum-themed party that sparked online allegations of racism. Several stars of the Bachelor Nation have gathered behind Lindsay, who bombarded many fans with hateful messages about their role in the interview and also blamed Harrison’s exit. On Saturday, February 27, Kirkconnell joined them.
“You have an opportunity to make a positive difference, use your energy to make change and come together and see what’s right at a time like this,” she wrote on Instagram. “If you choose to spread hatred, send cruel, malicious messages, be angry at people who are hurt by racism … do better. Be better. Rachel Lindsay and other BIPOC have called for that I and others will be held accountable. This is necessary and she does not deserve the hatred she receives. “