Only in America…..
Two men from Nashville are suing ABC network claiming that Reality shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette is bias against African Americans.
In 23 combined seasons, the show has never featured a person of colour as the lead in the title role.
They say they play to file class-actions complaints in federal court on Wednesday.
The suit also names Warner Horizon Television Inc. and executive producer Mike Fleiss.
It’s not the first time The Bachelor has been hit with charges of racism. Shawn Ryan, the creator of The Shield and The Unit, last year blasted producers after they defended the lack of cultural diversity.
But Fleiss had maintained that minorities had not “come forward” which in a country of that size is also a pretty staggering claim.
While the move may seem like an over-reaction, both shows are actually huge ratings drawcards in the US.
The Bachelor is currently airing in Australia on GO!
Source: LA Times