ABC’s “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison blasts cancel culture and is met with a petition demanding he be fired

by Peter Heck · Feb 12th, 2021 5:46 pm

Last Updated Feb 14th, 2021 at 1:25 pm

Fresh off its most recent kill with the firing of Gina Carano from Disney's "The Mandalorian," so-called cancel culture is taking aim at another high-profile celebrity: Chris Harrison, host of ABC's "The Bachelor."

In a recent interview with the entertainment show "Extra," Harrison denounced the effort to "tear apart" the life of show contestant Rachel Kirkcollin. Photos of Kirkcollin attending an "antebellum-themed" party have surfaced, leading a vocal contingent online to accuse her of being racist.

Harrison found the response to be an alarming overreaction, and said so on "Extra."

"I have seen some stuff online, again, this judge, jury, executioner thing where people are just tearing this girl's life apart, and diving into her and her parents voting record, it's unbelievably alarming to watch this," the ABC host said.

Harrison pointed out that attending an "Old South" party in 2018, when the photos were taken, would not have been considered as offensive as it is today. The host said people should offer Kirkcollin some "grace" and allow her to explain herself.

It seems that rather than listen to Harrison's advice, the online hoards that were aiming to cancel Kirkcollin have now decided to include Harrison as well. Multiple voices were utilizing social media to attempt to mount pressure on ABC to oust the host.

ABC is owned by Disney, the company that fired Carano Wednesday.


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