Chris Harrison announced on Saturday, February 13, that he is temporarily stepping down as the host of The Bachelor following his controversial interview with Rachel Lindsay earlier this week.
The 49-year-old ABC personality released a statement via Instagram announcing his decision.
“I have spent the last few days listening to the pain my words have caused, and I am deeply remorseful. My ignorance did damage to mates, colleagues and strangers alike. I have no one to blame but myself for what I said ad the way I talked. I set standards for myself, and have not met them. I feel that with every fiber of my being. Now, just as I taught my children to stand up, and to own their actions, I will do the same,” he wrote.
Harrison’s statement continued: “By excusing historical racism, I defended it. I invoked the term ‘woke police,’ which is unacceptable. I am ……
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