Chris Harrison was on 'Good Morning America' Thursday morning to discuss the recent controversy surrounding 'The Bachelor':
"It was a mistake, I made a mistake," Harrison, 49, began on Thursday morning's episode. "I am an imperfect man, I made a mistake, and I own that."
Harrison came under fire for his Extra interview with Lindsay last month. At the time, he weighed in on current Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's resurfaced social media posts, which saw her dressed in Native American attire in costume and attending an antebellum plantation-themed college party in 2018. (Kirkconnell has since issued an apology and asked those defending her actions to "please stop.")
Chris went on to say:
"There is not [a difference between 2018 and 2021]. Antebellum parties are not okay, past, present, future. Knowing what that represents is unacceptable," Harrison told GMA co-host Michael Strahan before extending another apology to Lindsay and the Black community. "I am saddened and shocked at how insensitive I was in that interview with Rachel Lindsay. I didn't speak for my heart, that is to say I stand against all forms of racism ... I'm sorry to Rachel Lindsay and I'm sorry to the Black community."
Emmanuel Acho will be hosting the final episode of 'The Bachelor' which airs on March 15th. See more of what Chris had to say below!