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Rachel Lindsay Exits 'The Bachelor' Podcast After 100 Episodes

Rachel Lindsay is saying goodbye to The Bachelor “Happy Hour” podcast after 100 episodes.

The 36-year-old former Bachelorette revealed the news to fans on today’s episode, and explained that her exit coincides with her terminating her involvement with the franchise.

“For me, I’ve been struggling, that’s no secret and it’s been really, really hard for me lately and a lot of the things that we talk about on this podcast are also about taking care of yourself and finding your peace and protecting that peace and protecting your mental health,” Rachel explained about how the franchise had taken a toll on her mental health.

Rachel stepped back from social media earlier this year after harassment from fans online, and only recently returned.

She didn’t say she’d never return though, adding, “I’m sure I’ll pop in from time to time to say hello.”

“It’s just time for me to move on, and I will be supporting you from a distance,” Rachel added. “I just want to say thank you guys for riding with me for such a long time, continue to ride with Becca support her uplift her, and this podcast as well.”

If you missed it, Rachel recently revealed something new about her relationship with husband, Bryan Abasolo.

Rachel Lindsay Returns to Instagram Following Harassment from 'The Bachelor' Fans

Rachel Lindsay is back on Instagram.

A few weeks ago, the 35-year-old former The Bachelorette disabled her Instagram account amid the ongoing discussion regarding racism surrounding the show and Chris Harrison exiting the franchise after a series of controversial remarks.

Rachel‘s Higher Learning podcast co-host Van Lathan addressed her departure from social media, saying it was because of all the hate she was getting from Bachelor fans amid the controversy.

On Saturday (March 6), Rachel returned to Instagram to share an empowering message.

“‘I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight’ 🌻🌻🌻” Rachel wrote along with a photo of sunflowers.

Last month, Rachel interviewed Chris and they had a 14-minute conversation about current The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell and the backlash over her past racist behavior.

Chris defended Rachael‘s decision to attend an “antebellum plantation themed ball” in 2018 and undermined points Rachel was making throughout the discussion. He has since announced that he is taking a step back from The Bachelor.

In a new interview on Good Morning America, Chris apologized to Rachel for the situation, and she has since accepted his apology, saying it’s time to “move forward.”

Rachel also recently announced that she would be leaving Bachelor Nation as soon as her contract was over.

Rachel Lindsay Accepts 'Bachelor' Host Chris Harrison's Apology

Rachel Lindsay is accepting Chris Harrison‘s apology.

The former Bachelorette confirmed to TMZ that she accepts the Bachelor host’s apology because “it’s what she needs to do to move forward with her life.”

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She also said she and Chris have not spoken directly since his interview on Good Morning America, but she watched it. She also said they spoke about three weeks ago, and he apologized directly then too.

If you didn’t know, during an interview with Rachel Lindsay, he said that the “woke police” was out to get contestant Rachael Kirkconnell against claims that she had been racist in her past behavior, and that there is a difference in how one behaves in 2018 vs. in 2021.

“I am saddened and shocked at how insensitive I was in that interview with Rachel Lindsay. I can’t believe I didn’t speak against antebellum parties, what they stand for. I didn’t say it then and I want to say it now: those parties are not OK, past, present, future. And I didn’t speak from my heart. And that is to say that I stand against all forms of racism, and I am deeply sorry to Rachel Lindsay and to the Black community,” he said. Find out what else he said in the apology.

'The Bachelor' Producers Finally Address Online Hate Towards Rachel Lindsay; Call It 'Inexcusable'

Bachelor Nation has put out an official statement following the online hate directed towards Rachel Lindsay.

If you’re unfamiliar, Rachel has been on the receiving end of uncalled for comments by The Bachelor fans as she continued to call out racism on the show, and behind the scenes of it.

Rachel had even disabled her Instagram account amid the ongoing discussion regarding racism surrounding the show and Chris Harrison exiting the franchise after a series of controversial remarks.

Now, during tonight’s airing of The Bachelor, the show has spoken out about the situation.

“Rachel has received an unimaginable amount of hate and has been subjected to sever online bullying,” the statement read. “That is totally unacceptable. Rachel has been an incredible advocate for our cast and we are grateful that she has worked tirelessly towards racial equity and inclusion.”

Some fans, however, are not impressed with the statement, which comes two weeks after the hate messages towards Rachel started to heat up.

“Two weeks is a long time to craft this luke warm statement. I’d love to hear what steps are being taken from the ep’s to prevent further harassment and/or how you’re being more inclusive in all aspects of the show,” one fan wrote.

Another added, “Their lack of response for years is inexcusable…..”

The Bachelor producers have aimed to make the appropriate changes since the controversy. Here’s how…

Rachel Lindsay Deletes Instagram Amid Ongoing 'Bachelor' Controversy

Rachel Lindsay is stepping away from social media due to harassment from Bachelor Nation.

The former Bachelorette has disabled her Instagram account amid the ongoing discussion regarding racism surrounding the show and Chris Harrison exiting the franchise after a series of controversial remarks.

Rachel’s Higher Learning podcast co-host Van Lathan addressed her departure from social media in a video posted to his Instagram.

“She did it because that’s how much hate she’s getting from Bachelor fans who are spamming her with all kinds of rude and hateful things to say,” he shared.

“Y’all have got to get a f–king life. Seriously,” Van added.

Earlier this month, Rachel interviewed host Chris Harrison and they had a 14-minute conversation about current The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell and the backlash over her past racist behavior.

Chris defended Rachael‘s decision to attend an “antebellum plantation themed ball” in 2018 and undermined points Rachel was making throughout the discussion.

He apologized on Instagram for his remarks and later said that he would be stepping away from the franchise.

Rachel also announced that she would be leaving Bachelor Nation as soon as her contract was over in a recent episode of her podcast.

Rachel Lindsay Reacts to Chris Harrison Stepping Away from 'The Bachelor' Franchise

Rachel Lindsay is speaking out in response to The Bachelor host Chris Harrison‘s decision to step away from the franchise for a “period of time” amid a racism controversy.

Chris‘ decision to step away from the show happened after he defended The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell against claims that she had been racist in her past behavior. During the interview with Rachel Lindsay, he said that the “woke police” was out to get her and that there is a difference in how one behaves in 2018 vs. in 2021.

Chris later apologized for his words, but the damage was done and Rachel, a former star of The Bachelorette who now works for Extra, said that she is leaving the franchise when her current contract is over.

Now, Rachel is speaking out in response to Chris‘ apology and his announcement to take time away from the franchise.

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Rachel Lindsay Is Done with Bachelor Nation, Will Not Renew Contract After Chris Harrison Controversy

Rachel Lindsay is slamming the Bachelor Nation franchise and says she’s done once her contract is over.

The 35-year-old reality star was previously the first Black Bachelorete back in 2017 and now she works as a correspondent for Extra.

Rachel interviewed host Chris Harrison this week and they had a 14-minute conversation about current The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell and the backlash over her past racist behavior.

During the interview, Chris defended Rachael and constantly undermined the points that Rachel was making. He later apologized for perpetuating racism within the franchise.

Now, Rachel is speaking out about what happened this week.

“I can’t take it anymore,” she said on the Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay podcast. “I’m contractually bound in some ways, but when it’s up, I am, too. I can’t. I can’t do it anymore.”

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