ABC's 'The Bachelorette' - Season 13

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In  a historic The Bachelorette season that features the first Black Bachelorette, the show’s producers used the “Men Tell All” episode to explore race in America.

The night’s attention focused on Lee, a White country singer whom many suspect is a racist. He admitted to writing several racist tweets that the show displayed in a slideshow, but he denied being a racist.

Show contestant Josiah, like many viewers, wondered why Lee decided to pursue the first Black Bachelorette. Lee, after all, said he believes the NAACP is not much different from the Ku Klux Klan. The only difference, according to Lee, is that the KKK “has a sense of shame to cover their racist a** faces.”

DeMario, shocked that Lee equated the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to the white supremacist group, called Lee’s tweet “blasphemy,” adding, “That’s stupid, bro!” He offered to give Lee a history lesson.

Despite getting called out, Lee, a Tennessee native, continued firmly denied that he’s a racist.

“I don’t like racism at all,” Lee stated. “It bothers me inside. I do denounce those tweets.”

We’ll find out who wins Rachel’s heart in the season finale next week. Thank goodness the racist is out of the running.