Lawsuit filed against 'The Bachelor' continues in full force

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

As previously reported ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette is currently under fire for racial bias.

In the 23 seasons of the hit competitive dating show, audiences have never African American, Chinese, or Indian, to name a few, bachelor or bachelorette.

Nathanial Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, two African American men, have filed a class action suit against the program claiming that their interview process time was cut in half the time than a Caucasian man, and Johnson claims he didn’t even have the opportunity to interview.

The claims state, “Both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Claybrooks were well-qualified to become the next Bachelor” as they are “outgoing, personable people who are upstanding members of their community." The complaint adds, "upon information and belief" that "their applications were never seriously considered by defendants because of their skin color.”

The complaint notes that it is being submitted on behalf of all people of color. The lawsuit is being called a “landmark” and a case of “social justice.”

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