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ABC's The Bachelor Is Getting Sued For Racial Discrimination

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When is the last time there was a person of color chosen to be The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? NEVER!

That is exactly why football players Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson (neither of which affiliated with the NFL) are filing a class-action lawsuit against ABC's reality dating competition.

We think is is pret-ty ridiculous that after 10 years and 23 seasons producers haven't chosen a man or woman of color to be the star of the show. According to the show's creator, Mike Fleiss, it's not the producer's fault and once told Entertainment Weekly:

"[We] always want to cast for ethnic diversity, it’s just that for whatever reason, they don’t come forward. I wish they would."

If that's the case, we pointed out this young African American stud of a man last March and maybe with all this mounting pressure, he WILL be the next Bachelor.

Sources say that the prospective plaintiffs will be filing a complaint in federal court on Wednesday morning against ABC, production companies Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and Fleiss.

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17 comments to “ABC's The Bachelor Is Getting Sued For Racial Discrimination”

  1. Erika says – reply to this


    lol you are too funny! I love Pitbull, he is a true admiration and proudly represents Latinos.

  2. 2

    count your blessings youre not on that rediculous show!!

  3. 3

    Re: sexy geek – I agree, that show hasn't yielded very many fruitful unions to begin with. I don't think anyone is missing out.

  4. 4

    I get what they are saying, but, aren't there shows on Telemunda and BET W NO White people? Everyone wants to mix and 'diversify' anything white. A show, a country, a movie, but I never hear about anyone wanting to diversify China or India, or Cuba or Mexico bc of the lack of white people.

  5. 5

    For gods sake-get a proofreader you fuckin moron

  6. Tina says – reply to this


    What a joke! When does the Caucasian community get an entire network such as, "Black Entertainment Television" or our own collage fund such as, the United Negro Collage Fund? This type of mentality that fuels racism!

  7. 7

    This show casts women back into the past century and should be cancelled. Total sexist garbage television. Do any of these women give thought to what they are doing or how they portray women?

  8. mememe4 says – reply to this


    This is dumb. The reason why people of color haven't been picked as the bachelor or bachelorette is because they haven't made it to the final. The seasons now are always of people who made it close to the end. It's disturbing that the race card can now be used towards a stupid show that never works.

  9. Laura says – reply to this


    I agree with Mimi - if the show had never had a white person on it, there would be no law suit. The show is completely ridiculous, however, so why such a big deal????

  10. 10

    I agree! We need a Black Bachelor! This is way over due!

  11. 11

    Oh my god…its always black vs white…but there are more than two races in the world…have you ever ever heard the asian or latino community complain that there is racism towards them? I really feel like it's time to stop the whole racism bullshit and just get over it!

  12. 12

    it is about ratings and no one wants to watch a black bachelor..thats why no show can last with only black leads on the major networks…the network has a duty to its shareholders to return the highest profit and pandering to blacks will lower ratings..less advertising and that is breaching their duty. go watch bet..most white folks have no interest in watching if it stars a black..sorry, thats the way it is. get over it.

  13. 13

    Oh here we go..Get over it. It's not about race..there WERE BLACK contestants on the show they just didn't make it to the end..get over youselves. Races aren't entitled to anything it's 2012 if you want to be treated equal don't pull the race card with every little thing. I don't see other races complaining either..lations, asians, chaldeans, indians..there are all colors of the rainbow here. If white people had their own white person channel that would be considered extremely racist. There are so many one sided things here.

  14. 14

    How come they try to force white people to have blacks on their shows..when blacks have an entire frigging network? You don't see white people whining to BET about no white people. You don't see white people whining to telemundo for not have white people. They need to STFU. THIS is what fuels racism. This is what makes me dislike blacks. It's not my mindset its theirs. Simple as that. That said, when a bachelor or bachelorette is chosen they are giving a checklist for what race suits them. I GUESS THOSE IDIOT MONKEYS DIDN'T KNOW THAT HUH? So when a guy is chosen to be the bachelor he's asked what race is his preferred. It has white/black/mixed/both/doesn't matter. If a white guy only wants white/mixed..thats is what it will be. Thats not racism. Looks like these two clowns are failed athletes that never went pro so they decided to waste our tax dollars trying to get easy money. Blacks get enough free easy money. piss off.

  15. j says – reply to this


    i want to first start off by saying i dont watch the series nor do i think blacks, asians, latinos etc. are missing out by not appearing on the show but i do take issue with people who say its 2012 and people should not be complaining about race. Do you ever consider that networks like BET exsist because there is not must variety in casting on regular networks? These comments just show a lack of education and the close mindedness that still exists. My hope is one day there is no need for spealized networks because all networks have embraced diversity not just with race but with size, sexuality, religion etc.

  16. Tumachi Takasheeti says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – I agree w/ya! People need to wake up! 1.)Whether you believe "Creationism," or Devilution-We ALL have a FREE WILL-(free moral agents,) and NOBODY has any right to think they can force ANYONE to accept, like,OR marry them. 2.)This includes no right to violate "certain inalienable rights" endowed upon us as HUMANS. 3.)SO..now qualification no longer takes preeminence over "race"(species-whatever)just because some maggot wants to bully others into FORCED tolerance(WTF?!) 4.)When is the crap gonna stop? What IF they start having a "mixed" group, and some white person simply refuses to choose a blax for a mate…They gonna haul his "discriminating" hide off to jail for another "hate crime?" 5.)Aint those "poor 'slighted' ones" smart enough to put together a show of their own like BACHELOR, or is there some clandestine whim emanating from them to FORCE more racial interbreeding, and make it illegal to decline such abominable agendaization? GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK!!!!!

  17. Dom305 says – reply to this


    Re: Tina – Maybe when your whole race of people go through what blacks have they can get a college fund. BET is ONE channel compared to hundreds of others that don't favor blacks.. Whites think they rule the whole world. I think that's enough! Everyone forgets to the at the world as a whole.. Whites ARE the minority!