In the midst of heightened racial tensions, American television is attempting to introduce more diversity to the screen with reality television’s first ‘Bachelor.’
ABC’s long-running show “The Bachelor” will, for the first time in its history, present an African American bachelor. If you’ve never watched the show, basically it’s about a single man who gets to go on date with a whole bunch of women who are competing for his love and undying affection … for life. It gets a little catty in the house with nothing but women going after the same man. Crazy.
Anyway, since the beginning, the bachelor has been a white man. On the other hand, the women are pretty diverse. But the black women are usually eliminated early on.
Creator, Mike Fleiss, recently revealed, however, that it was never his intention for the show to be so white.
“It’s just that for whatever reason, they don’t come forward. I wish they would.”
Alrighty then Mr. Fleiss, like they say, ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it!
While it’s hopeful that the show will actually pull this off, right now it’s really an idea since his wish bachelor has to audition for the show.
Soooo, if things work out Lamar Hurd (pictured above), a Portland, Oregon sports broadcaster should be the first black bachelor on the show. Learn all about Lamar’s quest via the video below.
As we wait, one must beg the question, is America really ready to watch a bunch of white women scrap over a black man? And how will black women react to it?
via – Eurweb