Harrison spoke with “Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan in a pre-taped interview in which Harrison was pressed to explain why he defended contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s antebellum plantation-themed photos from 2018 throughout an interview with former “Bachlorette” star and present “Extra” host Rachel Lindsay.
“It was a mistake. I made a mistake,” Harrison mentioned on Thursday morning. “I’m not a perfect man, I made a mistake and I own that.”
Later in the interview he added, “I’m sorry to Rachel Lindsay and the black community.”
When pressed by Strahan about why he defended Kirkconnell in the primary place, Harrison didn’t reply, he solely replied that now he believes, “Antebellum parties are not OK. Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”
When Strahan instructed Harrison that now Lindsay is being bullied on-line, Harrison had a message for Bachelor Nation followers, “To anyone throwing hate at Rachel Lindsay, please stop.”
When requested by Strahan if he was the appropriate particular person to proceed being the face of the “Bachelor” franchise, Harrison mentioned, “I want to be back but this interview is not the finish line.”