Twitter Reacts after Matt James Becomes ABC's First Black 'Bachelor'

Stephen Thompson
Jun 16, 2020
09:30 A.M.
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Fans of ABC's show "The Bachelor" took to Twitter to share their thoughts following the announcement that Matt James was the next and first black bachelor on the show.


Following ABC's announcement that Matt James was going to be the next and first black bachelor on the show "The Bachelor" fans took to Twitter to express their thoughts and give opinions on what would happen. Someone opined that:

"The Black Bachelor is gonna choose a white woman, and racism will be solved."


Another viewer of the show expressed that she knew who Matt James was and was going to tune in to keep up with all the happening of the show; however, she revealed that:

"I hope ... there are a lot of Black women vying for his affection."

While some are optimistic about Matt having a lot of Black women vying for his affection, another tweep admitted that she hated how they were just having the first black bachelor but was certain of how things would turn out.


She added that "His cast likely will be a majority of non-Black women. All full Black women will be sent home early. He is going to pick a non-black person of color."

Another avid follower of "The Bachelor" stated that they were aware of the producers' efforts in diversifying the show. However, it was going to "kill" her if Matt had just two female black leads, and they were the first to be cut from the show.

Matt James, who was chosen as the next bachelor is not a stranger to the franchise.


Someone also said: "We see you trying and hope that he has a significant amount of beautiful black women as potential love interests." For this fan, the last thing they wanted to see was the first black man courting all non-black women.

While some fans are optimistic about having the first black bachelor on the show, others are not buying into it and believe that:

"Yeah, but isn't this too little too late? Of course, you have one now, but what about the 9000 past bachelors? Y'all count find one black man looking for love?"


Matt James' casting comes after people signed a petition against the producers of the show, urging them to cast more people of color. The petition, which had 84,000 signatures, recommended that people of color also deserved to be on the show.

Similarly, former "Bachelor" winner Rachael Lindsay expressed her disappointment and embarrassment for being associated with the show when she was the only representation of diversity the show could point to.

Although Lindsay suggested Mike Johnson, the show directors decided to go with Matt James, a former footballer, and owner of ABC Food Tours.

Rachel Lindsay at Sports Illustrated 2017 Fashionable 50 Celebration on July 18, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Rachel Lindsay at Sports Illustrated 2017 Fashionable 50 Celebration on July 18, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images


In a statement released by ABC, the showrunners expressed that they were keen on diversity and would continue to take action as regards diversity on the show.

Matt James, who was chosen as the next bachelor is not a stranger to the franchise as he was cast to be one of the contestants on Clarie Crowley's "The Bachelorette" season, and his best friend Tyler Cameron had also appeared on the show.

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