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Former 'The Bachelor' Producer Says Women Who Wore Braids or Afros Wouldn't Be Cast On The Show

Former 'The Bachelor' Producer Says Women Who Wore Braids or Afros Wouldn't Be Cast On The Show

A former producer for The Bachelor is speaking out about the types of women the show wouldn’t cast.

In an open letter to ABC, Jazzy Collins revealed that the show wasn’t working towards diversity at all.

In the letter, Jazzy says that the series wouldn’t look at casting men or women of color beyond “the token Black person, Asian person or Latinx person to satisfy what you believe to be the needs of the viewers.”

She went on, also claiming that women who wore their hair in “afros, braids, locs, etc; weren’t even given a chance because of the white standards of beauty.”

After joining the show for Rachel Lindsay‘s season of The Bachelorette, Jazzy adds that she didn’t really see any significant change after that.

“My hope was that having a racially diverse cast of gentlemen would be an important milestone that would continue into the future. That was not the case. Your show has white-washed for decades, inside and out. Your head of post-production is white. Your casting director is white. Your executive in charge is white,” she wrote.

Jazzy adds, “I am calling on you to select a diverse cast and production team for season 25 of The Bachelor and moving forward. Not only is it important to have a diverse cast reflect what the rest of America looks like, it’s important for the production and casting teams to be able to share the same experiences as the cast members.”

You can read her full letter below.

If you missed it, The Bachelor just cast its first ever Black male lead.

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