Bachelor fans slam Chris Harrison for 'avoiding accountability' of racism scandal by deleting ALL Instagram posts
BACHELOR fans are hitting out at Chris Harrison after he deleted all posts apart from his engagement announcement on Instagram.
Chris is being accused of avoiding accountability for the racism scandal he was embroiled in earlier this year.
On Monday Chris announced his engagement to Lauren Zima and declared "the next chapter starts now!"
Included in all the posts he deleted was the apology for the racism scandal and previous posts about black lives matter.
The Instagram account for the Date Card podcast called out the TV host, 50, for "acting as if nothing happened" after it was noticed that all his posts were wiped.
The image showed two red buttons with different choices, one labeled "showing any type of personal accountability or growth," and another labelled "Act as if nothing happened and delete all your posts."
An animated character labeled "Chris Harrison" could be seen below the two buttons sweating profusely.
In the comments, fans expressed their shock at Chris' choice to delete his posts.
"I am both floored and not at all surprised." came one response.
"i doubt he's sweating this hard about that decision…" came another comment.
"Chris Harrison who??" another chimed in, while someone else wrote simply "incredible."
In February, contestant Rachael Kirkconnell- who was competing to win over Bachelor Matt James- was discovered to have attended an Antebellum plantation-themed party in 2018.
When the photos resurfaced, Chris defended her during an interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra.
Bachelor fans were shocked when the long-time Bachelor host was replaced by Tayshia, and Kaitlyn due to the backlash over his "racist" comments.
In June, the former host announced his permanent departure from the dating competition show.
He wrote: "I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter.
"I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together.
Chris concluded: "While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime."
The former host allegedly exited the ABC show with an eight-figure payoff.
Chris has been dating Lauren, 33, since 2018.
During the pandemic, Chris opened up about their romance.
Speaking to People in April 2020, she said: “I think it’s helped bring us closer together.
“I think it’s helped us love each other more, respect and I think, appreciate the little things in each other a lot more because there is no getting away or just running away from this. We’re stuck. We’re in.”
The duo met after she was sent to interview him about the Bachelor for Entertainment Tonight.
The pair went Instagram official in August 2018.
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