BACHELOR host Chris Harrison will “NOT return” to his on-camera position following the continuing racism scandal, a supply completely informed The Solar.
Because the present has remained underneath fireplace for its controversies surrounding race, an informant claimed individuals of colour are being employed “in any respect ranges” so as to add range behind the scenes.
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With the 49-year-old’s place on the chopping block as backlash rages on for his feedback, a supply says it’s a matter of “when, not if” Chris will get the boot.
The insider completely informed The Solar: “It’s solely a matter of time earlier than an announcement is made that Chris isn’t returning.
“At this level it’s not if, it’s when. There are nonetheless talks of preserving him as an govt producer.
“However until Chris by some means turns this round, his position on-camera is completed.”
Along with altering issues up on-camera, behind the lens will likely be extremely impacted too.
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“There’s been large staffing adjustments on all ranges. Extra individuals of colour have been employed as producers, editors, sound engineering, administrative positions and all the things in between.
“ABC can also be implementing extra range coaching for everybody concerned on the present,” the supply added.
The informant added: “Chris was the free thread that unraveled the entire manufacturing however the issues stem throughout the board.”
Reps for ABC didn’t reply to The Solar’s request for remark.
Beforehand, an insider revealed to The Solar that Chris stepping away indefinitely from internet hosting was a “mutual resolution” as he knew ABC needed to “take motion.”
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The supply continued to clarify: “As of proper now, execs don’t imagine he can proceed being the only real host of the present.
“Whether or not or not he has some sort of a co-host or is eliminated on-camera fully stays to be seen.”
Nevertheless, the tone has since modified because the informant alleged Chris has been “iced out” of disaster talks with ABC execs.
“He was initially being included in all conversations of learn how to proceed however has been iced out the previous few days as execs determine learn how to deal with this mess,” an informant revealed.
Followers have referred to as for Chris to be fired after making a sequence of “unacceptable” feedback whereas chatting with former Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay – the first Black lead within the present’s historical past.
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Chris requested followers to point out “compassion” for Rachael Kirkconnell, 24, after resurfaced photographs confirmed her attending an “Outdated South” plantation celebration with deep ties to the Confederacy in 2018.
The Matt James frontrunner was additionally accused of liking controversial social media posts that embody the Accomplice flag and pro-Trump “MAGA” content material.
Throughout the 16-minute chat, Chris additionally continued to talk over the ex Bachelorette and claimed the racism issues have been “okay” in 2018 however “not in 2021” – whereas including he’s “not the woke police.”
Many members of Bachelor Nation took to Twitter to name for the TV character to be ousted from the sequence he each hosts and produces.
“Actually simply fireplace Chris Harrison and change him with Rachel Lindsay. Everyone knows she’d make a greater host of The Bachelor,” one critic stated.
One other wrote: “Chris Harrison actually tried to argue that racism didn’t exist in 2018?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hearth this man now.”
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“In case your intestine response to being requested about racist habits is to defend stated racist habits, then it’s essential to really imagine it’s defensible. Hearth Chris Harrison,” a 3rd talked about.
Whereas another person quipped “Good morning, time to fireside Chris Harrison,” and lots of extra echoing the sentiment – with some tagging the controversial present creator, Mike Fleiss.
Ex Bachelorette Rachel is being referred to as on by followers to be the subsequent host – one thing she admitted she’d be open to doing.