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Rachel Lindsay Slams Rachael Kirkconnell’s Anti-Racism Instagram Post

Not having it! Rachel Lindsay called out Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell over her recent anti-racism Instagram post. Biggest Bachelor Nation Scandals of All Time Read article Following Kirkconnell’s apology for her past allegations of racism, Lindsay pointed out on her “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast on Tuesday, February 23, how the season 25 frontrunner carefully staged an Instagram Story pic to showcase the Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man book alongside her “mid-afternoon matcha” and manicured nails. “You almost feel like you know everything you need to know about her in that picture. The fact that that’s what she decided to do,” the former Bachelorette, 35, said. “Several people sent me that Story. Her apology was well-written, it was pretty and it was sincere. I’m not going to knock anyone’s apology. But then the next step is to take action.” Lindsay — whose interview earlier this month with Bachelor host Chris Harrison sparked controversy when he defended Kirkconnell for her past racist actions — continued, “Taking action to me isn’t showing everybody that you’re reading the book. You have such a big platform. There’s a lot of people who don’t necessarily understand what Chris said in the interview or why people are so upset, so this is an opportunity for you to explain that.” The Texas native noted that “vapid is the word that comes to mind” when thinking of Kirkconnell’s post. “I don’t think it could get any worse, unless [Matt James] chooses Rachael,” Lindsay added. Rachael Kirkconnell: 5 Things to Know About Matt’s Controversial Contestant Read article Kirkconnell, 24, is one of the final three women competing for James — the first Black Bachelor — on the ABC reality series. After the season’s January 4 premiere, she came under fire when a TikTok user accused the graphic designer of bullying them over their interest in Black men. More of her past racially inventive actions continued to surface, including “liking” photos with the Confederate flag in the background and posting a photo of herself attending an antebellum plantation-themed formal in 2018. Kirkconnell broke her silence on February 11, explaining how there have “been truths that have come to light” amid the accusations. “I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them,” she wrote via Instagram. “My age or when it happened does not excuse anything. They are not acceptable or okay in any sense. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.” The …