This was bound to happen. I'm surprised ABC didn't see this coming. For years, the reality game show, The Bachelor has haunted the screens. And in that time, they never had a Bachelor or a Bachelorette of color.
However, that could change due to this lawsuit:
Football players Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a class-action lawsuit today in federal court in Nashville against The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for racial discrimination. According to the suit (read it here exclusively), “over the course of 23 seasons, not one time has the show’s eclectic mix ever included a Bachelor or Bachelorette who is a person of color.”I am very curious to see how this turns out.
Seeking unstated damages and fees, the 24-page filing also asks the court “that an injunction be issued requiring Defendants to consider persons of color as finalists for the role of the Bachelor and the Bachelorette.”