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“The Bachelor” Sued for Racial Discrimination

Posted by on April 27, 2012 in In The News - Comments Off

Is the star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” for whites only?

Two African American men, who previously auditioned for the reality television show “The Bachelor”, are now suing the producers for racial discrimination.  Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson contend that in 23 seasons of “The Bachelor”, and its spin-off “The Bachelorette,” a person of color has not starred.  Therefore, they believe that people of color are deliberately being denied equal access.  The ABC show, which first aired in 2002, involves a single man who must choose among 20 women to potentially become his wife.  Michael Fleiss, the shows creator was named in the suit, along with ABC Television, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, and NZK Productions.  During the years, the stars’ varied occupations have been included fishermen, bankers, athletes, artists, soldiers and doctors.  But in all cases, they have been white.  The star for the upcoming season has not yet been announced.

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