Rachel Lindsay has noted the distinction between Bachelor Nation — the diehard fans of ABC’s long-running “Bachelor
” franchise and its spinoff series “The Bachelorette
” and “Bachelor in Paradise
” — and what she calls “Bachelor Klan.” The latter group, according to Lindsay, is a “hateful, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, and homophobic” division of the larger Bachelor
Nation that Lindsay lived in during her time as a contestant on “The Bachelor
” and as the first-ever Black lead on “The Bachelorette
“There is a Bachelor
Nation, and there is a Bachelor Klan. Bachelor Klan is afraid of change. They are afraid to be uncomfortable. They are afraid when they get called out,” Lindsay said in a New York Magazine cover story op-ed, as told to writer Allison P. Davis
, which was published online Monday by New York Magazine’s Vulture.
The piece revealed multiple key moments that led Lindsay to decide to cut ties with the franchise.