Michael Strahan Felt Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Apology Was Surface!
This is a bit out of pocket for GMA’s Michael Strahan, but he is keeping things 100% when it comes to Bachelor Host Chris Harrison and his apology. Continue on to see why Michael Strahan is NOT buying any of it…
EXCLUSIVE: “It was a mistake.” #TheBachelor host Chris Harrison apologizes for defending frontrunner Rachael Kirkconnell’s past racist social media posts, telling @michaelstrahan he is an “imperfect man” who is “committed to progress.” https://t.co/OfPBBzGd9s pic.twitter.com/0EgbKV99DV
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 4, 2021
CelebnMusic247.com reports that Bachelor Host Chris Harrison who stepped away from the ABC hit series due to the racism controversy is now trying to mend fences to come back to the show.
CelebnReality247.com reported that Chirs Harrison has announced he was leaving the Bachelor and had no plans of return.
That seems to have been the plan until The Bachelor replaced Harrison with Emmanuel Acho to host The Bachelor Television Special.
Just two days after the announcement of Emmanuel Acho hosting, Chris Harrison does a GMA appearance to apologize to ABC fans regarding the racism controversy surrounding The Bachelor.
Michael Strahan, 49, sat down virtually with Harrison during Thursday’s broadcast of Good Morning America.
It was Harrison’s first TV interview since he announced that he would “be stepping aside” from the show “for a period of time” following his controversial discussion with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay.
Harrison failed to denounce current Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s resurfaced social media posts, which saw her dressed in Native American attire in costume and attending an antebellum plantation-themed college party in 2018.
Harrison, 49, told GMA host Strahan:
It was a mistake, I made a mistake. I am an imperfect man, I made a mistake, and I own that.
Harrison then eyed a return to the franchise, saying:
I plan to be back and I want to be back… [and he is] committed to progress, not just for myself, also for the franchise.
Strahan agreed that there’s work to be done and later told his co-hosts that Harrison’s apology felt superficial.
His apology is his apology, but it felt like nothing more than a surface response on any of this. I mean, obviously, he’s a man who clearly wants to stay on this show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.
Earlier in his interview with Strahan, Harrison extended an apology to Lindsay, 35, as well as the Black community, for initially questioning the “lens” of 2021 compared to 2018.
Harrison said that people should have “a little grace little understanding, a little compassion,” in the wake of Kirkconnell’s resurfaced photos.
There is not [a difference between 2018 and 2021]. Antebellum parties are not okay, past, present, future. Knowing what that represents is unacceptable. I am saddened and shocked at how insensitive I was in that interview with Rachel Lindsay. I didn’t speak for my heart, that is to say I stand against all forms of racism … I’m sorry to Rachel Lindsay, and I’m sorry to the Black community.