Matt James Speaks Out On ‘Bachelor’ Controversy Ahead Of Finale

“The past few weeks have been some of the most challenging of my life,” he began. 

“While there are several episodes left of this season, it is important I take the time to address the troubling information that has come to light since we wrapped filming, including the incredibly disappointing photos of Rachael Kirkconnell and the interview between Rachel Lindsay and Chris Harrison.”

“Chris’ failure to receive and understand the emotional labor that my friend Rachel Lindsay was taking on by graciously and patiently explaining the racist history of the Antebellum South, a painful history that every American should understand intimately, was troubling and painful to watch,” Matt continued.