Rachel Lindsay says Bachelorette producers 'didn't do a good job at vetting out' racist contestant
The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay has taken aim at the show's producers for allowing a 'racist contestant' onto her season.
The 35-year-old made history in 2017 as the first black Bachelorette, but was adamant that ABC should do more to weed out intolerance in the reality TV show.
They need to do a better job of vetting contestants,' The Bachelor alum told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday.
Back in 2017, the reality TV star called out Lee Garrett, a contestant from her season of The Bachelorette, for his offensive tweets.
In a The Men Tell All special, Lindsay told Garrett, 'Please know that you could exit stage left and meet me stage left and I'd be more than happy to give you a black history lesson, a lesson on women's rights.'
The Nashville singer squirmed in the hot seat as previous tweets he wrote were shown, including one where he advised guys to get a dog rather than a girlfriend, and another asking: 'When is the last time you actually saw a pretty Feminist?'
But most damningly, he was confronted over his previous tweet about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that said: 'What's the difference between the NAACP and the KKK? One has a sense of shame to cover their racist a** faces.'
'For me to just read that out loud makes me feel unbelievably uncomfortable,' host Chris Harrison insisted, asking Lee: 'How do you feel about it?'
After being pressed by both Lindsay and his fellow contestants, many of whom were African-American, Garrett finally admitted: 'That tweet was racist and I denounce it.'