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Mike Johnson Reacts After Matt James Becomes First Black 'Bachelor'

Mike Johnson Reacts After Matt James Becomes First Black 'Bachelor'

Mike Johnson is reacting to the news that Matt James will be the next star of The Bachelor, marking the first time a Black man leads the show.

Many fans were campaigning for Mike to get the job this year following his run on Hannah Brown‘s season of The Bachelorette, but the position went to Peter Weber instead.

“I just want to give a huge shout out to Matt James as the new Bachelor, congrats bruh,” Mike said in a video on Instagram.

“I want to give a huge shoutout to ABC. They listened to us. I’m giving you guys a shoutout, the fans. Love you guys so much, they listened to you guys,” he added. “You guys marched in, sent all these emails… and they listened to you guys. Give yourself a pat on the back, seriously, that’s amazing.”

“Don’t feel bad for me at all. I am just so elated. I have so many things coming down the pipeline,” Mike said. “Just quite honestly, be happy, baby. Don’t say nothing bad about my homie. Matt’s gonna do a great job… we got a black lead which is an amazing thing.”

The first black Bachelorette is reacting to the news of the first black Bachelor!

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