Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay has aired out the ABC network after they named Peter Weber as the new Bachelor instead of fan-favorite Mike Johnson.
“I think Peter seems like a very nice guy. He seems lovely. This is absolutely nothing against him, but how many Peters have we seen before? What season are we on? 24. So, we’ve seen 24 Peters,” the Ghosted presenter told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m bored. And it’s nothing personal against him.”
Rachel was the first-ever Black Bachelorette and has previously spoken out about the lack of diversity on the show.
“I want to be hopeful, but when you have a contestant like Mike Johnson, who seems to check all the boxes, how is he not the Bachelor? I don’t understand,” she continued. “I’m sure they have some reason for not picking him, and I’m going to trust in that, but at the same time, the system isn’t working in giving us a Bachelor who is a person of color. So we need to change the system. Something has to be done. Break the rules, step outside the box, give the people what they want!”
She is right. A Black Bachelor is well overdue.
“The Bachelor is in charge of saying what they’re interested in and what they’re not. Some people don’t know that — they do ask you,” she added. “You’ve seen some of the girls that Peter’s dated. It came out before, his girlfriend was in the news from the past, before Hannah. So, you know what his type is at this point. And so, I expect girls to look more like Hannah than they do like me or someone else of color.”