The Bachelor

Breaking Down ‘The Bachelor' Controversy as Chris Harrison Steps Back and Emmanuel Acho Steps Forward

This may really be the most dramatic season of “The Bachelor” ever. After naming its first Black Bachelor, Matt James, the iconic dating show was confronted with racist photos taken by one of the leading contestants. In the aftermath, host Chris Harrison announced he is stepping back from the franchise and Emmanuel Acho will step up to host the show’s post-finale live special. LX Host Ashley Holt and The Root’s Maiysha Kai explain the drama and why it matters.