Rachel Lindsay: Put ‘Bachelor’ on pause till controversy will get resolved

Rachel Lindsay desires Bachelor Nation to take a pause amid the controversy swirling across the franchise.

Lindsay, who was the primary black “Bachelorette,” mentioned producers have to take a break to “determine issues out” after host Chris Harrison stepped away from the collection for defending present contestant Rachael Kirkconnell in gentle of her previous racist actions.

“They’re about to enter manufacturing for ‘The Bachelorette’ … [and] I feel they need to simply cease till … they get the practice again on the tracks,” Lindsay, 35, mentioned on Tuesday’s episode of her podcast with Van Lathan, “Increased Studying.”

She added, “You’re going to go one other season, however you continue to have all of those points. How have you ever fastened them coming into a brand new season? You actually haven’t. I feel that they should take a beat, determine issues out, regroup after which carry the product again to us in a method that we will all get pleasure from it like we used to.”

As beforehand reported, “The Bachelorette” is anticipated to begin filming subsequent month at a swanky New Mexico resort — though it’s nonetheless unknown whether or not Harrison is leaving “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” for good or merely taking a break.

Lindsay — who interviewed Harrison when he made the controversial remarks —beforehand mentioned that she was planning to depart the franchise within the wake of every little thing occurring.

As soon as she acquired harassment from followers, she deleted her Instagram account.

The present’s producers defended Lindsay, however it might be too little too late — for everybody concerned.