Rachel Lindsay received death threats after her infamous interview with Chris Harrison

The 'Bachelor' contestant revealed hardships that she faced on the internet


                            Rachel Lindsay received death threats after her infamous interview with Chris Harrison
Rachel Lindsay and Chris Harrison (Instagram - @therachlindsay, @chrisbharrison)

Rachel Lindsay announced that she received death threats and a lot of nasty comments after her interview with Chris Harrison (that went viral), almost a year after the interview took place. Back when the interview took place in 2019, Lindsay had just about started working as an Extra correspondent post her gig of 'The Bachelorette' in Season 13. 

Having said that, Lindsay, made star headlines in February of 2021 for the interview he had with Chris Harrison. When it took place, Harrison was criticized for his comments about then contestant, Rachel Kirkconnell's racist behavior.

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This retaliation from the interview eventually lead to Harrison stepping away from the Bachelor Nation franchise in June of 2021. This in turn is what sparked a fire in Bachelor Nation fans, having them shoot out death threats and mean remarks to Lindsay, in her opinion. 

Lindsay was constantly misunderstood and even had commenters saying they hoped that she was infertile.


 
 
 
 
 
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Lindsay, who went on to marry her season's 'Bachelorette' winner Bryan Abosolo back in 2019, decided to take a step back from social media right after the interview, but to this day, the horrifying comments have not seized. She said, "I still get messages blaming me for the show not being the way it used to be. But I think that's a good thing". 

Lindsay also mentioned that the interview was, "never part of some master plan" to cut Harrison out, who has dedicatedly hosted every version and season of 'The Bachelor', ever since it premiered in 2002. 

It's a given that the show has already faced a ton of criticism (and continues to) for its lack of diversity. This aspect is something that Lindsay hopes is addressed a lot more as the show continues to run. She added, "I hope the show steps up and diversifies more, whether it's with age or gender or race. I would like for them to naturally and organically step into 2022". 


 
 
 
 
 
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As for Harrison, Lindsay said she hasn't heard from him since the interview took place. She added, "We haven't spoken. He unfollowed me. That tells me everything I need to know". 

In addition, she praised and spoke very highly of her husband Abosolo, saying, "When I have those vulnerable moments, he always gives me a pep talk and brings me back to center. I'm so thankful I have him". Although Lindsay has said that she doesn't feel 'connected' to Bachelor Nation one bit like she once used to, she does sincerely hope that the show continues. 


 
 
 
 
 
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She said, "I'm so glad I did the show and had the opportunity to represent myself. There were benefits I got from it, obviously, but I didn't have a Black consultant. I was teaching them about the Black experience and trying to find love at the same time, something no other lead had to do". Lindsay said.


 
 
 
 
 
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