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Ben Higgins Responds to 'The Bachelor' Diversity Concerns

Ben Higgins Responds to 'The Bachelor' Diversity Concerns

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell look smitten with each other while stepping out for another post-engagement appearance on Tuesday (March 15) in New York City.

The 27-year-old The Bachelor star responded to concerns over the lack of diversity with the casting of the new The Bachelorette in a conference call with reporters.

“First off, JoJo as the bat, I think she deserves it,” Ben said (via Variety). “How they decide on The Bachelorette is not up to me. I didn’t even know I was in consideration to the next Bachelor until they called me.”

Lauren was asked if she had anything to add on the subject and she said, “No, I think Ben pretty much summed it up. Neither him or myself have anything to do with the decision-making.”

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  • Gina

    Typical weak non-answers. They sound really cold about it, actually.

  • Amber

    That show is the very definition of white girl problems.

  • kellyf

    JoJo is half Persian. Caila was half Filipino. Both were equally “diverse”.