Entertainment Trista Sutter Speaks Out on Recent Bachelor Nation Controversy Surrounding Chris Harrison
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is speaking out in the wake of 's controversial interview with , and the franchise host's subsequent announcement that he would be .
During a special "Trista's Takes" segment on Tuesday's episode of herpodcast, the original star, 48, began by telling her listeners "first and foremost" that she does "not condone ," nor "participating in it" or "defending it."
"For those of you who missed it, Rachel Lindsayand I brought her on specifically to discuss racial injustice, her personal story of how she has been treated because of the color of her skin and how all of us, including myself, can be better allies," Sutter continued of the "important" conversation.
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The reality star went on to say that she's "not okay with certain people within Bachelor Nation shaming other people within Bachelor Nation who are not directly involved with this controversy because they haven't spoken up."
"As I've learned time and time again on my podcast, you never truly know what someone else is going through behind their own closed doors, so to shame people who aren't directly involved for not using their platform in the timeframe you expect because this topic is important to you is not okay with me," Sutter added.
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Addressing the controversy surrounding Harrison, 49, Sutter said that he has been "like family" to her for the past two decades. However, she pointed out, "just because you're family doesn't mean you have to agree with the other person's words or actions."
After watching theinterview Harrison did with Lindsay, 35, Sutter said she "was most definitely disappointed" in his defense of , who is currently competing for ' final rose on The Bachelor. (Kirkconnell, 24, was called out for old social media posts which saw her dressed in Native American attire and attending an in 2018. She has since .)
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"But I also had a big problem with the way he dismissed Rachel Lindsay, spoke aggressively, interrupted her and, in my opinion, didn't give her the respect that she deserves not only as a friend but also as his interviewer, who happens to be a Black woman who has dealt with racism personally," Sutter continued.
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The mother of two said she appreciated that Harrison "took ownership for his words and behavior" in the.
"I do think he should be held accountable for his words and actions, but I don't agree with the concept of the cancel culture," Sutter said. "As Rachel said on a follow-up segment on Extra, 'Let's not label. Let's not cancel. But let's hold people accountable for their actions.'"
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UPDATE: Chris Harrison will be “stepping aside” from his role as host of The Bachelor for an unspecified period of time, he said today in a statement. He will not appear on the After the Final Rose live special after the show’s season finale. “The historic season of The Bachelor should not be marred or overshadowed by my mistakes or diminished by my actions. To that end, I have consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and will be stepping aside for a period of time and will not join for the After the Final Rose special,” Harrison wrote. “I am dedicated to getting educated on a more profound and productive level than ever before.
Harrison has temporarily stepped away from the franchise and will not host this season's, after apologizing for during his Extra interview with Lindsay.
In theirHarrison said people should have "a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion" in the wake of Kirkconnell's resurfaced photos and questioned the "lens" of 2021 compared to 2018.
Since then, several stars of the franchisein support of Lindsay, including and the men from season 16 of The Bachelorette. Season 15 contestant and the BIPOC women who are on the current season of The Bachelor also spoke out.
"As his friend, I choose to give Chris the benefit of the doubt that he will do the work that is necessary during his time away from the show to be better and learn from his mistakes. And they were mistakes," Sutter said on her podcast Tuesday.
She continued, "I hate feeling disappointed, especially when it's in someone that I love and care about. But I have to believe he will do the work and he will hold himself accountable. And if he doesn't, he's got Bachelor Nation who will do it for him."
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