'Bachelor' Matt James Is Seeing Final Rose Recipient With Racist Past
Written by Black Voices on April 29, 2021
It isn’t over.
Matt James, who turned the primary Black lead of the courting actuality sequence “The Bachelor,” informed Individuals on Wednesday that he’s been seeing Rachael Kirkconnell, the girl he selected however then rejected after her previous racially insensitive social media posts have been unearthed.
“I’ve seen Rachael a handful of instances,” James stated. “I’m not pursuing any relationships proper now exterior of that. I stated I used to be going to give attention to my relationship together with her and which means specializing in it.”
Kirkconnell obtained James’ ultimate rose on ABC’s actuality sequence. After the season was within the can, photos emerged on social media exhibiting Georgia native Kirkconnell attending a slavery-era plantation-themed get together and liking images containing Accomplice flags.
Kirkconnell apologized and stated she “will proceed to discover ways to be anti-racist.” James stated within the “After the Remaining Rose” episode final month that they broke up and that Kirkconnell had work to do on her personal.
As for her progress, James informed Individuals “that’s one thing you can discuss to her about.”
A report final week stated the 2 weren’t talking to one another, however that doesn’t look like the case.