Rachel Lindsay Shared Why It's "Important" For Her To Accept Chris Harrison's Apology


Rachel Lindsay has decided to accept Chris Harrison’s apology after he defended Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell for attending what looked like an Antebellum-themed party in 2018.

Chris Harrison (L) and Rachel Lindsay at Jimmy Kimmel Live

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“I do accept [his apology] and I think it’s important for me to say that because we need to move forward,” Lindsay said on Extra. “And for me, for us to move forward, I need to accept the apology, so we can all be better from this situation, which is what we want.”

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Lindsay added that more people are starting to become aware of “things that they hadn’t before” and that is creating more “uncomfortable” conversations “that we should be having.”

 Rachel Lindsay visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 23, 2017 in Universal City, California

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“Isn’t that what this should be as well?” she said. “It’s bigger than just The Bachelor, it’s bigger than just a reality TV show.”

Rachel Lindsay at the Bachelorette Reunion

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“There are a lot of issues that have come up because of this interview, and I think it’s important that we continue the conversation, we continue to move forward,” The former Bachelorette continued. “And I think that’s the best thing that we can hope for out of all of this.”

Rachel Lindsay visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 09, 2019 in Universal City, California

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Last month, Harrison issued a public apology after he defended Kirkconnell’s past actions. He said, “I will always own a mistake when I make one, so I am here to extend a sincere apology.”

Right now the future host of The Bachelor franchise is unclear, but Emmanuel Acho will be hosting the upcoming After the Final Rose special.

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