The world’s favorite Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay couldn’t ignore the elephant in the room her entire season: racism is still alive and well. But let’s set the record straight— she’s not having it.
As last night’s episode concluded, a viewer tweeted that The Bachelorette is looking like a VH1 show that also rules Monday nights: “I’m sitting here watching @BacheloretteABC and my roommate just sat down on the couch and said, ‘What is this? @LoveAndHipHop_? DEAD.”
Leah may have realized how tone deaf her tweet was, and promptly deleted it. And her account.
Speaking of Lee Garrett— that guy on The Bachelorette who tweeted tons of racist stuff— finally showed his ass on TV last night.
It all started with Lee trying to stir up drama during the pre-rose ceremony. He and Kenny King, a Black wrestler from Las Vegas, were arguing so loudly that it interrupted one of Lindsay’s one-on-one conversations.
It led to Rachel tearfully looking into the camera saying, “I get pressure from so many ways being in this position. I already know what people are going to say about me, and judge me for the decisions I’m making. I’m going to have to be the one who has to deal with that and nobody else, and that’s a lot.”
When they finally got to the rose ceremony, Lee continued to instigate a fight with Kenny. Then he accused Kenny of being “aggressive.”
That’s when things took a racial turn.
Calling a Black man aggressive takes on a racial connotation because so many Black men are often considered so in real life.
We’ll have to wait until next week to see how this all plays out, but in a preview, we see that Kenny turns up with a bloody eye. All in all, we know Rachel doesn’t end up with the scumbag, and that’s enough for us.