Well, it looks like the most turbulent season in Bachelor history has experienced yet another twist.
As we reported in previous spoilers, Rachael Kirkconnell received Matt James’ final rose in the finale that was filmed back in November.
However, in the months that followed, the relationship encountered one obstacle after another.
Most of the difficulties centered around the race scandals that have overshadowed the latter half of James’ season.
The trouble began when a former high school classmate accused Kirkconnell of bullying her because she dated black men.
It was later revealed that Rachael attended a plantation-themed party in 2018, while she was still in college.
Regardless of whether it’s the stated intent of the guests and hosts, such parties are celebrations of a time when millions of Black Americans were enslaved and victimized by a barbaric system in which they were treated as property.
Just as citizens of Germany must acknowledge and mourn the atrrocities committed during Hitler’s reign, so too must Americans grieve for the original sin of slavery which forever shaped the fate of this nation.
In other words, it’s not an era that should be celebrated.
Rachael eventually apologized for attending the party, but critics felt that her statement was insincere and came off as forced.
When Chris Harrison defended Kirkconnell during an interview with Rachel Lindsay, he received major backlash for his insensitivity failure to comprehend the gravity of the situation.
Harrison later announced that he would step away from the show, which he has hosted since 2002.
It remains unclear if he will eventually return to his hosting gig.
Now, James has issued a statement that seems to indicate that he has parted ways with Kirkconnell.
“The reality is that I’m learning about these situations in real time, and it has been devastating and heartbreaking to put it bluntly,” James wrote on …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip