Chris Harrison will talk about his exit from “The Bachelor” in a “Good Morning America” interview airing Thursday, where a preview of it was released Wednesday.
Harrison called his defense of Rachael Kirkconnell, a contestant in the current season of “The Bachelor” – anchored by Matt James, the franchise’s first Black Bachelor – “a mistake.”
“I made a mistake,” he told “GMA” host Michael Strahan. “I am an imperfect man. I made a mistake and I own it. ”
It’s the latest stop on Harrison’s forgiveness tour since joining an exchange with Rachel Lindsay ̵
Harrison called for “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion” and said he found it “incredibly alarming” that “people [were] just tear this girl’s life apart. ”
Using the phrase “woke up police” at one point, Harrison responded to Lindsay, calling the situation “a bad look” by saying, “Is it a good look in 2018 or is it not a good look in 2021? Because there is a big difference. “
“It does not look good ever because she celebrates the old south,” Lindsay replied, adding, “If I went to that party, what would I represent at that party?”
Harrison apologized and took a leave of absence from the franchise after the furore after the interview. Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho has been tapped to host “The Bachelor: After The Final Rose” special after Harrison’s exit.
Meanwhile, Lindsay deleted her Instagram after harassment from fans of the show, a move rejected by “Bachelor” producers.