Rachel Lindsay Reacts to Chris Harrison’s Podcast Episodes

After tuning into Chris Harrison’s new enterprise, Rachel Lindsay has decided that “The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever” isn’t a present meant for her — and he or she’s OK with that.

“Lots of people, as you’d think about, have hit me up — both requested me what I believe, requested me if I’d pay attention. Or sadly — and loads of it — it has introduced up all of the assaults that I received from earlier than when this occurred nearly two years in the past,” the previous Bachelorette, 37, started on a current episode of her “Larger Studying” podcast. “Lots of the social media assaults and the DMs have began once more as a result of it’s citing one thing that occurred nearly two years in the past. So I’m not going to talk an excessive amount of to it. … Some individuals [have sent] help, you understand, or like, ‘I don’t like the best way that he addressed it … your title wasn’t talked about.’ Which, once we talked about when this podcast was introduced, I stated, ‘He’s going to speak about how he feels, he’s not going to say my title.’ Why would he? That is his alternative to inform his aspect of it as a result of he hasn’t earlier than, which he completely has the appropriate to do.”

Rachel Lindsay and Chris Harrison.
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Lindsay famous that Harrison, 51, kicks off his debut episode, which dropped on January 9, “speaking about who this podcast is for,” who she describes as “[the] individuals who have supported him.”

“It’s for his followers, it’s for individuals who have reached out, these have questioned the place he’s,” she continued. “That’s all I wanted to know. So for all of the people who find themselves like, ‘I can’t consider this wasn’t addressed. I can’t consider this wasn’t stated.’ He instructed y’all who this podcast is for. It’s not for y’all. It’s for his supporters. That’s who he was speaking to. … It set the tone for the entire thing. So I don’t know why individuals thought that they had been going to get one thing, both some tea, and even, like, one thing towards me, or what occurred.”

Bachelor Nation will recall Harrison was let go after his February 2021 interview with Lindsay throughout which the Additional host requested him about Bachelor season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell. The Good Letter creator was below fireplace for passionately asking followers to have “grace” for Kirkconnell amid backlash for previous pics at a university occasion in an antebellum-style costume.

The Miss Me With Chuckle creator stated that she felt like “individuals anticipated” her to “get mad” concerning the podcast. “If y’all suppose I’m sitting round ready for one thing, for Chris Harrison, y’all actually don’t know me. I wasn’t anticipating that,” she defined. “I listened to the entire thing. I hadn’t heard him communicate on it too. I used to be curious as to what he was going to say. However I knew who it was for — it wasn’t for me. … He flat out stated, ‘I stand by what I stated.’ He simply stated it was sloppy.”

Lindsay’s podcast cohost, Van Lathan, for his half, stated he didn’t consider on the time that ABC ought to’ve minimize ties with Harrison. After listening to “The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever,” nonetheless, he was stunned by Harrison having “zero humility” and questioned if his perspective was why he didn’t return to the franchise. Lathan additionally admitted he was “curious” as to why the sequence didn’t choose to handle the controversy extra head-on with “precise, actual” conversations.

“The present was by no means meant to have these kinds of conversations. The present was constructed for a specific viewers. I’ve stated it a number of instances, it was cultivated to be a sure approach. Folks of coloration didn’t make it previous the primary couple of weeks. They didn’t have them as leads, they didn’t have these real-life conversations. It was a fantasy world,” Lindsay replied. “You ate a sure approach, you traveled a sure approach, you spoke about this a sure approach. This week, you do that. We at all times used to name it a social experiment once we had been on the present. However I believe to your level, about humility — I can’t keep in mind if he says this partially one or half two — however he talks about dropping himself in all of it. Of what individuals had been asking him to do, of getting a disaster supervisor, and he talks about dropping himself.”

Lindsay recalled Harrison’s story about asking his brother to take down a put up of help due to backlash. Harrison famous on his new present that the transfer was out of character for him.

“And that’s when he hit a wall. And was like, ‘I’ve received to take management of this.’ And to me, that’s when he unfollowed me. He didn’t say this, however I imply, ‘That was the road within the sand.’ I believe that’s the time period he makes use of,” she continued. “You unfollowed me, you unfollowed [my husband] Bryan [Abasolo], he modified his total social media. And each step ahead was in a unique path. And so to me, I really feel like that humility was all the pieces previous to that. When he talked about dropping himself, it made it look like he didn’t need to do sure issues that he was doing, he was doing it to retain his job, or to get again in good favor with the general public.”

With fun, Lindsay added that Harrison mispronouncing one in all her finalists Eric Greater’s final title when Harrison listed him as one of many individuals who reached out “instructed me additionally all the pieces I wanted to know.”

“He lists a laundry listing of individuals — names them, particularly, of who has supported him. Shout-out to Eric Beger, who supported him. That’s how he referred to Eric. You understand, there’s solely a few Black individuals,” she famous. “Eric’s title is Eric Greater. I might similar to to say.”

Lindsay concluded: “Y’all, like, don’t get upset over it. That is what he’s doing [and] what he’s doing for the individuals he needs to do it for and that’s that.”