Christopher Bryan Harrison has been a popular Television Host and part of the reality ABCs dating show The Bachelor and its by-product show The Bachelorette for decades since 2002. He has also hosted Bachelor pad and Bachelor in Paradise.
Harrison is also known for hosting the popular game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He went on to receive Emmy nominations in the Best Game Show Host category consecutively in the years 2018 and 2019.
Christopher has also hosted the live coverage of The Miss America Pagent from 2011 till 2017. He was also a part of the hosting for the final championship rounds of the renowned show National Spelling Bee.
What exactly happened with Chris Harrison and Rachael Kirkconnell?
Table of Contents
Rachael Kirkconnell is in trouble after her photos dressed up in a plantation-style costume came up online. She was then attending an old south antebellum party which was organized by her former college which is Kappa Alpha when she was a university student at Georgia College & State University in the year 2018.
She has also liked racist social media posts on her social media account. One of the pictures that she liked was of two Caucasian women who were wearing a hula outfit who were posing in front of a Confederate flag.
She received a lot of trolling and backlash for dressing up in a Native American costume and for engaging in controversial issues on Social Media.
How Chris Harrison landed in trouble for defending Rachael?
Chris defended Kirkconnell trolls on Social Media “We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion. Because I’ve seen some stuff online… again, this ‘judge, jury, executioner’ thing where people are just tearing this girl’s life apart.
He went on to add “I haven’t heard Rachael speak on this yet, and until I actually hear this woman have a chance to speak, who am I to say anything?”. Fans then demanded online Harrison to step down as the host of the show.
Harrison’s public apology on Social Media
Chris later posted a public apology on his Instagram.
Did Rachael apologize for her mistake?
She posted an apology post on February 11 on her Instagram. She has decided to educate herself while encouraging others to learn from her mistakes, “Racial progress and unity are impossible without (white) accountability, and I deserve to be held accountable for my actions.” said Rachael.
Stay with StanfordArtsReview for latest update