How Has "The Bachelor" Addressed a Call for More Diversity?

Following loud cries for change and calls for action by Bachelor Nation alums from across the franchise, ABC has casted the first ever Black lead on "The Bachelor" for its upcoming 25th season. Attorney Rachel Lindsay made history as the franchise's first Black lead ever on her season of "The Bachelorette" in 2017 and has been a strong voice for putting pressure on the network to increase its inclusivity following the continuing race-fueled demonstrations across the country. "We know we have a responsibility to make sure the love stories we’re seeing onscreen are representative of the world we live in, and we are proudly in service to our audience," the network said in a statement. "This is just the beginning, and we will continue to take action with regard to diversity issues on this franchise." Filming for Clare Crawley's season of "The Bachelorette" begins in July, and the next season of "The Bachelor" is set to air sometime next year.

Brigitte Carreiro
by Brigitte Carreiro
Jun 12, 2020