There are reality TV shows for everyone. Whether you're into home renovations, cleaning out closets, competitive baking, or kitten rescuers (one of my personal fave genres), there's a reality show for everyone.
But perhaps the most famous corner of the reality television world is The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
And now, former Batchelor star Jordan Kimball has kicked off, saying he’ll raise hell if Chris Harrison is sacked from the show.
'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' have both been around for quite sometime.The competitive dating show, The Bachelor, first premiered on ABC back in 2002.
"Bachelor Nation" now has not only the two original shows but a ton of spin-offs as well, such as Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor Pad and The Bachelor Winter Games.There is absolutely no shortage of Bachelor TV shows to pick from.
The format of 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' is pretty simple.Both the selected Bachelor and Bachelorette begin with a pool of prospective love interests. Each week, contestants either accept a rose and stay on the show, or they are eliminated.
Ideally, the shows end with a proposal for the "winner" of the show.
The drama! The dates! The backstabbing contestants!Listen, you either love this insane franchise or you don't.
If you're a fan of the show, then you know that each season brings with it new villains and crazy contestants.There have been a lot of memorable contestants on the shows. Some of the people competing for love are truly next-level - they're wildly controversial and hard to forget.
This franchise is really something.It's addictive, over-the-top, and ridiculous. Everything a reality television show should be.
Over the years, it has given us some memorable contestants.But it has always been missing one thing... Diversity.
And not long back it was announced that Matt James would be joining for the 25th season of The Bachelor.
The 28-year-old real estate broker has been named as the new lead on the show.
Usually, the new bachelor star is chosen after The Bachelorette has aired.
Producers announced Matt as the 'perfect Bachelor'.
In the wake of the recent global protests, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement people have been calling out shows for a lack of inclusivity.
Rachel Lindsay, the first black bachelorette, expressed her issues in a blog post.
Despite the outcry for change within the show, producers claim that the casting was not a result of that.
But instead insist that the decision to cast Matt came long before the criticism that they have recently faced.
"Matt was somebody who was on our radar and we were thinking about him."Variety: "We were thinking do we announce him early, or do we put him on Clare’s season and then announce him later, if it doesn’t work out with Clare? We didn’t make a final decision until recently, but this has been talked about for quite some time."
He added: "Certainly no one is blind to what is happening in the world, so hopefully this announcement serves as a bit of optimism during a time that we can really use this."
In relation to the announcement, Matt said: "I think it's a step in the right direction".Speaking on GMA he also added: "I don't think it's ever the wrong time to do the right thing. Too little too late for me is this happening, and we can't have change until we put that first foot forward. "And that first foot forward for the Bachelor franchise is having a Black lead, and I'm excited to take that role."
You can watch what Matt had to say about his new role here.
Longtime Batchelor host, Chris Harrison, has been accused of racism.
After he conducted an interview with former Batchelor star, Rachel Lindsay.
People say he ‘perpetuated racism’ during the interview.
And as a result of the massive backlash, Chris stepped aside from his main duties
However many don’t think this is enough. They want him fired!
If you trace the steps of hypocrites, you will see they never do go the distance.— Jordan Kimball (@Jordan Kimball)1614546993.0
But former Batchelor star, Jordan Kimball, has said if Harrison is fired he’ll ‘raise absolute hell’.
He tweeted the message.
If Chris Harrison is removed for good I’m going to raise absolute hell— Jordan Kimball (@Jordan Kimball)1614450386.0
However most of the responses to Kimball’s tweet are calling him out and claiming he’s just another example of white privilege.