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The Bachelor Franchise To Be Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

April 17, 2012 10:46 AM by Lisa Princ

ABC’s hit shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette revolve around an attractive Caucasian contestant’s hunt for true love. Since we have never seen any African American contestants on either of the shows in the past, we have been left to ponder the reasons why. In a new revelation, it appears that the show has turned away African American hopefuls, and in fact,  two of them are looking to slap the show with a lawsuit! More after the jump…

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have yet to have an African American contestant looking for love on either show, and it has left fans wondering why. Do African Americans not audition for the series? Since other popular ABC series, such as Dancing With The Stars have seen African American contestants, surely there could be no discrimination going on, right? Wrong! At least that is what two African American hopefuls have to say after being turned away from The Bachelor, for what they believe, is because of their race.

According to TMZ, two potential Bachelor contestants, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks showed up for an audition for the show, and both were “left out of the normal audition process.” Neither contestant received a call back, and after being treated unfairly, both men will be filing a class action lawsuit tomorrow against ABC, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and creator Mike Fleiss. Christopher Johnson claims that when he arrived for the audition, the producers asked him: “What are you doing here?”

If the story is true, shame on all of those who allowed this happen. It would also answer our questions as to why we have not seen an African American on either show. Time to sound off – would you like to see an African American on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? Personally, we would – and maybe with any luck they would actually find true love. Comment and share your thoughts with us below!

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3 Responses to “The Bachelor Franchise To Be Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit”

  1. Rachel Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Why would anyone want to be associated with this train wreck of a show. It gives white people a “black” eye.

  2. Cynthia Says:
    April 18th, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Why would want to be on a show that caters to the crazy. Most of the caucasian women they pick are psychotic anyway. Some of them come on the show with boyfriends…others come on the show just for the publicity. Maybe if you had an african-american male or female on your success rate would be higher…im just saying…

  3. Jenny Says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Black, Hispanic, Asian: Anything to add variety, diversity, and flavor to the show. One can take only so much “vanilla”.

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