Actress Rachel Lindsay is not happy with Bachelor franchise because of casting diversity.
Actress Rachel Lindsay who is known for her superb role of the bachelorette in ABC’s TV series is not happy with the franchise.
In an interview with the People Magzine, she opened up about the factors that are affecting diversity in the casting of the show. As the only black actress in the American TV Show, she said she does not want to continue the show if the problems with the casting are not resolved.
The actress revealed that she faced discrimination on the set on the basis of her origin, and it embarrassed her a lot. She added that it is very difficult for a black person to be cast in the series rather than becoming a president of the United States. She is demanding a fair approach to the casting of the new season, which will add diversity to the show.
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According to her, the franchise has shot more than 40 seasons, and she was the only black actress to play the lead in the project. She stated that there are more chances of a black person becoming a president than casting in the series. The 35-year-old lawyer was found protesting in Miami with her husband, and according to her, it is their first protest, and he is very emotional about that.
She told the magazine that “In 40 seasons, you’ve had one black lead. We have had 45 presidents, and in 45 presidents, you have one black president,” the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast host continued.
She added, “I don’t know how you are a part of The Bachelor franchise, and you’re watching what’s happening in our country right now, and you don’t self reflect that you’ve been part of the problem,”.
Further she mentioned, “You continue to perpetuate this type of behavior when you’re putting out something that is very white-washed and doesn’t have any type of color in it, and you’re not trying to be effective and change that so I think that they have to, at this point, give us a black Bachelor for season 25. You have to. I don’t know how you don’t.”