April 19, 2012 10:12 AM by Megan Thompson
The Bachelor franchise was slapped with a discrimination lawsuit this week. Two African American men are filing a class action lawsuit against ABC for being treated unfairly during The Bachelor audition process. Keep reading to find out what ABC has to say about the lack of black men and women on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
It’s no lie; there hasn’t been an African American bachelor or bachelorette handing out roses on the hit ABC show. Can you even name an African American suitor on the show? Me either! Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks are the two men who said they were treated unfairly by ABC. TMZ broke the story yesterday and learned that both men were left out the “normal” audition process and one producer even asked him, “What are you doing here?”
So what does ABC have to say about this discrimination lawsuit? In a statement released by ABC they say the lawsuit is ”baseless and without merit.” ‘In fact, we have had various participants of color throughout the series history and the producers have been consistently and publicly vocal about seeking diverse candidates for both programs.”
Really? It’s hard to believe that producers haven’t found one suitable black man or woman to have on the show! Maybe shelling out a few bucks to these two men will make the producers look harder.
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Topics: ABC Reality TV Shows, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette |
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