After weeks of drama surrounding her shady and racially insensitive previous, Rachael Kirkconnell has lastly apologized.
The 24-year-old graphic designer was accused of bullying a lady in highschool for relationship Black males, liking racially insensitive images, and attending an previous south themed get together in 2018.
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After the drama got here to a head on-line, the Bachelor contestant took to Instagram to apologize.
‘I’m right here to say I used to be improper … I used to be ignorant, however my ignorance was racist. At one level, I didn’t acknowledge how offensive and racist my actions had been, however that doesn’t excuse them. My age or when it occurred doesn’t excuse something. They aren’t acceptable or okay in any sense. I used to be ignorant, however my ignorance was racist.’
She went on to say: ‘What I now understand I’ve finished is trigger hurt by wrongly talking in a way that perpetuates racism, and for that I’m so deeply sorry. Racial progress and unity are unattainable with out (white) accountability, and I should be held accountable for my actions. I’ll by no means develop until I acknowledge what I’ve finished is improper. I don’t assume one apology implies that I deserve your forgiveness, however moderately I hope I can earn your forgiveness by my future actions.’
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This comes after Chris Harrison accomplished an interview on Further the place he slammed cancel tradition and referred to Kirkconnell as a ‘poor woman’ as Rachel Lindsay tried to elucidate why her actions had been racist Many viewers and stars of Bachelor Nation known as him out for the cringe-worthy interview which lead him to step away from the Bachelor franchise for a bit.
It’s unknown when he will probably be returning.
The ironic half about it’s that had Rachael instantly addressed the controversy within the first place — Chris could haven’t needed to communicate on it in an interview in any respect. Thus that means, he wouldn’t have confronted the backlash he did for gaslighting Rachel Lindsay.
In the meantime. Lindsay has acknowledged that after her Bachelor Nation contract is up — she received’t be renewing it.