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Is Rachael Kirkconnell racist? TikTok user accuses 'The Bachelor' star of 'bullying' her for liking Black men

Rachael is the rumored winner of Season 25 of 'The Bachelor' and details of her past have surfaced online and it's just very messy
'The Bachelor' Season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell (Instagram / @rachaelkirkconnell)
'The Bachelor' Season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell (Instagram / @rachaelkirkconnell)

Rachael Kirkconnell was the focus of the recent episode of 'The Bachelor'. Matt James invited her for a one-on-one date and treated her to a shopping spree and the doe-eyed contender did provide a lot of cute moments throughout leaving all Bachelor Nation fans fuzzy.

She is also the rumored winner of Season 25 of the show after Matt James chose her as his number one from 37 girls that had signed up to contend for his heart. However, was it the right decision? Someone who Rachael allegedly "bullied" in the past thinks otherwise. Here are the details. 

Rachael Kirkconnell (ABC)

Is Rachael Kirkconnell racist?

The 24-year-old graphic designer from Cumming, Georgia, was accused of racist behavior just a week after 'The Bachelor' premiered. According to a Heavy report, TikTok user by the name of Maddy Bierster posted a video of Rachael interacting with Matt on the first episode and shared it with a caption that read, "Girlieeee, remember when you bullied me in high school for liking black guys???”

She also posted a few more videos days later including one that had screenshots of various people who got in touch with her with their personal stories where they blamed Rachael's entire friend group for being relentlessly racist. 


A woman named Haley Harrison who appeared to be Rachael's friend tried defending her on Twitter but immediately had to disappear off the portal after some users dug up racist tweets from her past, including offensive slurs. The accusations against Rachael didn't stop there.

A couple of days later, another TikTok account feminist mama uploaded a video that further highlighted Rachael's problematic behavior. 


While Rachael doesn't post much to her Instagram feed, feminist mama and a number of Reddit users had dug up posts that she liked, posts that showed two women posting in front of a Confederate flag as well as another photo that had three women in ponchos and sombreros. Rachael has yet to comment on any of these accusations yet but it will be interesting to see what the future holds for her and Matt if the latter has truly ended up choosing her. 

'The Bachelor' airs Mondays at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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