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Mike Johnson Puts 'The Bachelor' on Blast For 'Atrocious' Lack of Diversity On and Off Camera

Mike Johnson Puts 'The Bachelor' on Blast For 'Atrocious' Lack of Diversity On and Off Camera

Mike Johnson is slamming The Bachelor franchise for its lack of diversity both off and on camera.

In an interview with Variety, the former Bachelorette contestant called out the franchise for not being inclusive.

“It’s atrocious,” he shared. “There have been numerous, wonderful Black and indigenous people of color that could have been cast in the lead roles, and for the franchise to not to do that, it’s just terrible.”

Mike added that “it should not have taken an outcry from the fans, who I absolutely adore — that was a clear sign that there is power in numbers, so I love the fans who signed petitions and things like that, but it shouldn’t have taken that.”

“I hope that they do listen. And I hope that it’s not just the leads and contestants, but people in charge should also be diverse, as well.”

Mike was among the many who called out the franchise earlier, alongside Rachel Lindsay, who was the first, and only Black lead for the franchise at that time.

He was also one of the top considerations for the lead of the next Bachelor season. Matt James was named as The Bachelor just a few months ago.

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