Rachel Lindsay says ‘vile’ Bachelor fans will be show’s ‘demise’ after Rachael Kirkconnell & Matt James racism scandal

RACHEL Lindsay predicted that super harsh Bachelor Nation fans will be what eventually ends the popular franchise.

All this comes after Bachelor Matt James dumped Rachael Kirkconnell after millions saw him give the controversial contestant the final rose.

🌹 Follow all the latest news and stories on The Bachelor

Extra

Rachel Lindsay called Bachelor fans ‘vile’ and predicted they will be the cause of the show’s eventual ‘demise’[/caption]

ABC

This comes after Bachelor Matt James dumped controversial contestant Rachael Kirkconnell amid the show’s racism scandal[/caption]

ABC

A dark cloud hung over Rachael K all season after questionable photos from 2018 resurfaced[/caption]

On Friday’s episode of her podcast Higher Learning, Rachel L said: “It’s wild out there, y’all.

“Bachelor Nation, y’all are gonna be the reason this show doesn’t exist anymore ‘cause you’re so damn toxic.

“You’re gonna be the demise of the show and the reason it’s taken down.”

The former Bachelorette – who previously said she wants ABC to “stop production” – continued to put fans on notice as she called them out for not allowing Matt and Rachael K to deal with the aftermath of the season.

Getty

‘Bachelor Nation, y’all are gonna be the reason this show doesn’t exist anymore ‘cause you’re so damn toxic,’ Rachel L said on her podcast recently[/caption]

Getty

The 35-year-old was the franchise’s first black Bachelorette[/caption]

She said: “You’re nasty, you’re vile, you’re harassing Matt for a decision that he made.

“He supports the girl, he’s allowing her to do it on her own. Let’s move on.”

Rachel L, 35, knows all about the brutal fans of the franchise as just last month she was forced to quit Instagram because of “hate and harassment” from viewers.

ABC

Fans saw Matt give Rachael K his final rose in the explosive finale[/caption]

ABC

However, Matt would reveal he parted ways with the 24-year-old soon after controversy found Rachael K[/caption]

However, just a week later Rachel L would return to the social media platform with a picture of a sunflower, writing, “I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.”

All this comes after viewers learned that Matt ended things with Rachael K despite the 24-year-old received his final rose — this following resurfaced photos of Rachael K at an Antebellum party.

The aftermath of their breakup was aired in a tension-filled segment on After The Final Rose with host Emmanuel Acho orchestrating the strained relationship.

Photos of Rachael K at an Antebellum party in 2018 would shake up the entire season and cause plenty of chaos

Rachael K broke down in tears as she told Matt: “I’ve never experienced a love like this. I don’t see anyone else out there for me.

“At this point I just don’t see how I can have these same feelings for someone else.”

According to an insider, Rachael K is “devastated” at the results of the emotional finale.

ABC

Rachael soon received backlash, and now seem to be ‘completely done’ with the franchise[/caption]

A source previously exclusively told The Sun: “With how cold Matt was to her, it’s heartbreaking because she really still loves him. She feels abandoned by Matt.

“Not only does she feel abandoned, but the whole family feels abandoned. He didn’t just have an impact on her, he got close with the whole family.”

The informant added the breakup has caused “tension” within the family as it has been “a lot” for everyone to handle.

Despite the conflict, the source claimed “Rachael would take Matt back in a heartbeat.”

ABC

An insider also told The Sun that Rachael K feels ‘abandoned’ by Matt[/caption]

“The sad reality is she genuinely loved him even if he didn’t love her in the way we all thought,” they concluded.

According to another insider, Rachael K is “completely done” with the franchise after being the center of the show’s racism scandal – Matt also said he will “never go on the show again.”

Another notable face viewers may not see on the program again is host Chris Harrison.


Chris, 49, stepped down from his position after being slammed left and right for defending Rachael K and her “racist” photos.

It has since been revealed that Chris will be replaced by former leads Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe as hosts of The Bachelorette next season.

The disgrace TV star is currently charging fans $350 for video messages on Cameo.

Extra

Host Chris Harrison defended Rachael K, which soon led him to receive his own share of backlash[/caption]

Getty

Chris, seen here with Rachel L, would soon step down from his position[/caption]