This one is unfortunate. I’ve never watched The Bachelor so I don’t know anything about this guy Chris Harrison. What makes this so sad, is that he actually was doing a good thing. He was standing up for some poor girl who was having her life ruined because she attended a sorority ball that had a theme out of fashion with the coastal elites. And I understand it’s hard to stand up to the woke mob. When it seems the entire entertainment or media industry is arrayed against you, that has to rattle you.
But this is just pathetic:
I have spent the last few days listening to the pain my words have caused, and I am deeply remorseful. My ignorance did damage to my friends, colleagues and strangers alike. I have no one to blame but myself for what I said and the way I spoke. I set standards for myself, and have not met them. I feel that with every fiber in my being. Now, just as I taught my children to stand up, and to own their actions, I will do the same.
By excusing historical racism, I defended it. I invoked the term “woke police,” which is unacceptable. I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. I was so wrong.
To the Black community, to the BIPOC community: I am so sorry. My words were harmful. I am listening, and I truly apologize for my ignorance and pain it caused you. I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the people from these communities who I’ve had enlightening conversations with over the past few days, and I am so grateful to those who have reached out to help me on my path to anti-racism….
I am dedicated to getting educated on a more profound and productive level than ever before. I want to ensure our cast and crew members, to my friends colleagues and our fans: this is not just a moment, but a commitment to much greater understanding that I will actively make every day.
From here I can only try to evolve and be a better man, and I humble myself before all of you….
And of course, he got fired anyway. It’s easy for me to say since I’m an anonymous blogger with zero readers but never apologize. Your apology won’t be accepted by the people trying to destroy you and you’ll lose all your potential defenders.