ABC shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” have pulled in huge ratings and the contestants, and of course the chosen Bachelors and Bachelorettes, have become reality stars. However, the reputation of the shows has been marred, as they are now facing a lawsuit.
Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks , both African-American, claim they were treated poorly when they arrived at a Nashville hotel to audition for the show. Johnson says a “Bachelor” producer asked him, “What are you doing here?” They said they were taken to the side of the room and were not allowed to audition.
Johnson and Claybrook are convinced the snub was because they are black and they are now filing a class action suit. How embarrassing and upsetting it would have been to be singled out just because of race. Will anyone else join the suit? You have to admit there have been no African-American bachelors and there isn’t much diversity in the cast. With these claims coming to light, is it done on purpose? Hopefully ABC and “The Bachelor” producers will respond to these allegations.