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Rachel Lindsay 'Definitely Asked' About Why Mike Johnson Wasn't Chosen As 'Bachelor'

Rachel Lindsay 'Definitely Asked' About Why Mike Johnson Wasn't Chosen As 'Bachelor'

Like many of us, Rachel Lindsay was upset that Mike Johnson was passed over for Peter Weber to lead season 24 of The Bachelor.

Speaking with ET, Rachel revealed that she “definitely asked” for a reason of why he was passed over.

“I was extremely vocal about Mike Johnson and how he checked all the boxes and it doesn’t make sense why he is not the lead,” Rachel added. “And it even seemed as if the audience wanted him. The audience was not into Peter.”

She also doesn’t believe that the reason Mike wasn’t chosen is because he is black.

“I was told there was a reason. What that reason may be, I don’t know,” she added. “I wasn’t given a specific answer. Maybe they can’t specifically tell me why they didn’t choose him. I think if they could tell us, they would, because it just looks so bad that they didn’t pick him.”

“I mean, Michael Johnson was a gift. To me, it was an easy decision, but I’m not in the decision room,” Rachel said. “They do all kinds of background checks and vet things out. I have no idea what the reason was, but they have it. I’m told they have a reason, because I was definitely up in arms when I found out it wasn’t going to be him.”

Rachel spoke up about how upset she was he wasn’t cast late last year, as well.

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