If you’re a fan and you’ve not watched the “After The Final Rose” episode of “The Bachelor,” it may not be a good idea for you to continue reading!
This episode above was packed with different surprises and answers to questions that has been bugging fans for weeks now.
One of such questions is; did Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnel split up? Yea! Many fans had their thoughts set on this question since James openly revealed his disdain with his love interest’s past racism acts.
Although a lot of fans are certain that the duo called it quits after the incident, they still want to hear from the horse’s mouth.
Rachael Kirkconnell Was Slammed Online
When it comes to racism, the littlest acts may be considered a big one, thereby, erupting total backlash from the public. And as they always say; the internet never forgets.”
Kirkconnell was slammed by online users when an unknown user shared photos of her engaging in racism activities online. The photos quickly spread across the internet like wildfire and attracted the attention of other online users.
After a while, James came out to reveal his opinion about the issue and I Títí ally treated it as a rumor. However, that notion did not last long.
Chris Harrison Stepped Down After Defending Kirkconnell
Like it was stated before, racism is a very offensive act or behavior in today’s world and celebrities are not even spared from a public’s outrage after a slip up.
If Harrison’s aim was to get the attention of the media, he definitely did as the interview also started trending on major social media platforms.
Fans were astonished at his words as well as furious and they let out their rage through texts immediately.
What Happened To Matt James & Rachael Kirkconnell?
Initially, James helped Kirkconnell navigate the criticsm she faced from the public, however, after she rendered an apology, he changed his opinion about the incident.
According to him, that moment, was the best time to “self-reflect.”
He also said that the next few steps she was going to take, would have to be done alone, as it’s “work he can’t do for her.”
Notwithstanding, James explained that he still had deep feelings for the reality star, but he preferred that they went their separate ways.
An Awkward Moment
After the breakup, during a stage moment, Acho tried to make the former lovers hug, but they refused, despite continuous prompting.
Furthermore, James openly talked about the pressure he faced as the first black ‘Bachelor.’ He mentioned that he often felt pressurized to pick a black female Bachelorette, which did not sit well with him.
Presently, fans are conflicted as to who James will pick to be his lover at the end of the season. Although, some fans are convinced that Kate Thurston will be chosen as the next Bachelorette.