Black Contestants to Sue 'The Bachelor' After Being Denied
1 year ago
Or is this just a case of bruised egos?
"The Bachelor" is about to be sued by 2 Black men who claim they auditioned for the title role of the dating reality show and were denied because of their race, according to TMZ.
Both men went to a Nashville hotel in hopes of being picked, but Christopher Johnson, a football player, says a producer asked, "What are you doing here?"
The other plaintiff, Nathaniel Claybrooks, adds that they were pulled aside to a different room and left out of the same audition process the other hopefuls were going through.
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When neither man was called back, they assumed the slight was racially-driven.
They will be filing a class action lawsuit in federal court against ABC, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and creator Mike Fleiss, tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, this guy is campaigning to the first Black bachelor ever and it seems he's doing just fine.