Lawsuit claims ‘Bachelor’ show discriminates
Two black men are taking “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are blocking contestants of color from starring roles.
Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville Wednesday. It says the popular TV shows are engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination that intentionally excludes people of color.
The two men say that after 10 years and a combined total of 23 seasons of “The Bachelor and The Bachelorette,” neither of the shows has featured a single person of color in a central role.
Calls and emails to the publicist for the creator of the show an email to the ABC publicist were not immediately returned.
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