Chris Harrison Says He Is Not Leaving The Bachelor: ‘I Plan to Be Again’


Chris Harrison doesn’t plan on exiting The Bachelor franchise.


With two weeks remaining on the veteran sequence, we already knew that Harrison was stepping away from the After the Remaining Rose particular, however his future past that was very a lot unsure.


Till now.


“I plan to be again and I wish to be again. This interview is just not the end line,” Harrison informed Michael Strahan on ABC’s Good Morning America.


“There’s far more work to be performed and I’m excited to be part of that change.”


Strahan questioned what these adjustments on the franchise would appear like.


“His apology is his apology, nevertheless it felt like I received nothing greater than a floor response on any of this,” Strahan stated following the interview.


“Clearly, he’s the person who clearly needs to remain on the present, however solely time will inform if there may be any which means behind his phrases.”


In February, pictures of Rachael Kirkconnell, a present contestant on the sequence, surfaced on-line, exhibiting the star attending a 2018 Antebellum get together.


The pictures triggered uproar, and the scandal intensified when Harrison defended the star in an interview for Additional with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay.


“Properly, the image was from 2018 at an Outdated South antebellum get together … that is not look,” Lindsay stated, to which Harrison replied:


“Properly, Rachel, is it look in 2018 or is it not look in 2021? As a result of there is a massive distinction.”


Harrison swiftly apologized for “not listening” to Lindsay through the Additional interview and for “talking in a way that perpetuates racism.”


Only a few days later, Harrison introduced his break from the franchise.


“I’ve spent the previous few days listening to the ache my phrases have triggered, and I’m deeply remorseful.


“My ignorance did harm to my buddies, colleagues and strangers alike. I’ve nobody in charge however myself for what I stated and the best way I spoke. I set requirements for myself, and haven’t met them.


“I really feel that with each fiber in my being.”


“To the Black neighborhood, to the BIPOC neighborhood: I’m so sorry.


“My phrases have been dangerous. I’m listening, and I really apologize for my ignorance and ache it triggered you.”


“It was a mistake,” Harrison stated through the interview.


“I made a mistake. I’m an imperfect man. I made a mistake. And I personal that.”


The in depth GMA interview was pre-recorded and Harrison revealed that he was working with a race educator and strategist, together with religion leaders and students like Georgetown College sociology professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.


“Dr. Dyson typically talks to me about ‘council, not cancel,’” he defined.


“That’s full accountability: Understanding what you didn’t perceive, proudly owning that, studying from that… In search of council, typically in the neighborhood that you simply harm and studying from them, listening to them, gaining expertise [and] information and shifting ahead.”


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Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.



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