Rachel Lindsay shared an empowering message on her first day again to Instagram.
The previous Bachelorette lead deactivated her account on Feb. 26 after receiving intense bullying from followers who blamed her for host Chris Harrison‘s momentary exit from the Bachelor franchise. Nevertheless, on March 6, she returned, with a robust put up. Within the caption of a pic of a vase of sunflowers, she wrote, “I wish to be like a sunflower in order that even on the darkest days I’ll stand tall and discover the daylight.”
She additionally shared a photograph of herself mountaineering in Los Angeles to Instagram, writing “Good vibes solely” on the photograph.
Lindsay, a lawyer and the first-ever Black lead the Bachelor franchise, has lengthy been outspoken in regards to the methods through which the long-running ABC collection must make progress when it comes to inclusion. Final month, images of present Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell at an Previous South celebration in 2018 surfaced, prompting accusations of racism.
On the present, the Additional correspondent spoke to Harrison in regards to the images, which have a good time Southern plantation tradition earlier than the American Civil Battle, when slavery was authorized.
Harrison defended Kirkconnell’s actions, insisting antebellum era-themed events had been socially acceptable in 2018 and cited the “woke police” as the rationale for the backlash. Lindsay pushed again, explaining to Harrison why the images had been so dangerous to folks of shade. Harrison obtained a lot criticism for his interview from followers and members of Bachelor Nation, and later, the host apologized, in addition to introduced his momentary departure from the franchise.