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