Bachelor Rachael Kirkconnell: “Stop Defending Me” Amid Racism Controversy

Bachelor Rachael Kirkconnell: "Stop Defending Me" Amid Racism Controversy

Bachelor Rachael Kirkconnell: “Stop Defending Me” Amid Racism Controversy!

Rachael Kirkconnell has come forward to own her wrongs saying that she needs to use her platform and white privilege to help the BLM movement and move forward. She feels that we as a whole NEED to unlearn to learn and change.

The racism controversy all started back two weeks ago after Rachael posted old photos of her at an “antebellum plantation-themed” fraternity formal went viral online.

Kirkconnell has one more thing to all in her comments telling her she did NOTHING WRONG, those people are part of the problem, and it’s NOT their place to say that. Those are the people who need to “open their hearts” to go on this journey with her. Read on to listen and UNLEARN to LEARN… reports that Bachelor Rachael Kirkconnell says thank you for holding her accountable for her wrongs.

The reality TV contestant said (below):

There’s also people messaging me saying ‘You know, you’ve done nothing wrong, don’t listen to people.’ I think that the first big step in all of this is white people stepping up and taking accountability. Things will never change if we don’t all work together in working towards this racial progress and this unity that we want … I’m done waiting around for the time to speak, and I’m done hiding from all this. I’ve come to realize that sitting aside and hiding in the corner and, you know, avoid[ing] being called performative — that doesn’t help anyone or anything. Even if that is what people think when I speak on these subjects of injustice and racism, you know, that’s not what really matters.

She goes on to say:

This entire movement in where we are in this country, it’s just so much bigger than this. I want and need to use my privilege and my platform that I so do not deserve just to shine a light on these issues and try and do what I can to you know take a step in the right direction. If you are in my comments or defending me anywhere telling people that I did nothing wrong, that there’s nothing to be hurt about, there’s nothing to be angry about or offended about, please stop. That’s not our place to tell people what they can and can’t be offended about. That’s wrong and that’s part of the problem. So please stop saying that I did nothing wrong. That’s not true.

Rachael writes:

My statement and apology is for the people of color that I have offended, if you do not identify as BIPOC then it is not your apology to accept. please be respectful to those who have been affected.