Embattled “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison broke his social media silence to supply Colton Underwood support after he got here out as homosexual.
Harrison posted a photograph on Instagram of him and Underwood and stated he was “proud” of the previous “Bachelor” star.
“Very happy with you in the present day @coltonunderwood Blissful to see you rise up and overtly stay your fact,” Harrison wrote on Wednesday after Underwood’s revealing interview on “GMA.” “You’ve gotten my love and support my buddy.”
That is Harrison’s first assertion on social media since he apologized in February for “perpetuating racism” by defending controversial former contestant Rachael Kirkconnell earlier this yr.
After footage surfaced of Kirkconnell, 24, attending a plantation-themed occasion in 2018 as a university pupil — and he or she was accused of getting “favored” racially insensitive social media posts — Harrison stated followers ought to supply her “just a little grace, just a little understanding.”
Within the aftermath, Harrison stepped away from the “Bachelor” franchises, and Emmanuel Acho was tapped to host final month’s “The Bachelor: After The Last Rose” particular with star Matt James.
Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe have been then named as Harrison’s replacements on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”
Though no choices have been made relating to 49-year-old Harrison’s future in Bachelor Nation, Web page Six completely revealed that he employed LA-based energy lawyer Bryan Freedman.
“Chris has had a spotless file for 20 years … He has all the time been the great firm man, however, after the best way he’s been handled by producers and executives over the previous couple of weeks, he’s run out of cheeks to flip,” a buddy of Harrison’s beforehand informed us.
“Now he’s prepared to inform the reality about how issues actually work over there — and he has loads of proof to again him up.”
Freedman additionally represented Gabrielle Union in her dispute with “America’s Acquired Expertise” at NBC.