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After a very romantic conclusion to The Bachelor’s season 25 finale – where Matt James chose Rachael Kirkconnell to be his girlfriend but not his bride – those loving feelings collapsed when The Bachelor: After the Final Rose aired has been. Matt announced to Bachelor Nation and interim host Emmanuel Acho in hour 11 that he and Rachael are no longer together.
Matt said he broke up with Rachael after controversial photos of her attendance showed up at an antebellum party in 2018. He said the photos were bad enough, but what made matters worse was that after her public apology, Rachael still didn’t really understand why people were offended by the images that portrayed slavery and racism of the South romanticized the Civil War.
« It’s been as hard as you can imagine and it’s heartbreaking, » confided Matt, 29, to Emmanuel. « If you don’t understand why something like this is problematic in 2018, there are many of me who you won’t understand. It’s that simple. I was not okay. At that moment, Rachael may not understand what it means being black in America. «
Emmanuel played the devil’s lawyer and asked Matt what he would say to people who might question his love for Rachael if he could part with her so easily because of her Has been racially insensitive in the past.
« I would ask the same people who are so excited to put the same energy into helping people of color who ask for change, » said an imperturbable Matt. « These feelings [ of love] don’t go away overnight if you still care about someone and want them to do better. It’s not a situation that I think I would help. «
Later, when Rachael and Emmanuel spoke without Matt, she regretted the pain she caused Matt and tried to be more culturally and racially sensitive.
» I don’t want to sit here and myself victim, « said Rachael before explaining to Emmanuel how she was now seeing pictures of herself at the antebellum party. » I see someone who lived in ignorance without thinking about who it would hurt. «
Emmanuel also asked Rachael when she was this season of The Bachelor, knowing there would be the franchise’s first black lead actor if she worried these photos would be exposed – and Rachael said she wouldn’t « I never took the time to make that connection, » she added.
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