Kaitlyn Bristowe is not here for the criticism!
She posted a video dancing with Tayshia Adams after ABC announced the former Bachelorettes would be co-hosting the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, with the caption, “Let’s go girls…..”
The fan-favorite stars are filling in the role typically held by Chris Harrison after the longtime host drew criticism for saying racially insensitive comments during an Extra interview.
“Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of ‘The Bachelorette,’” read a statement signed by Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment. “We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season.”
The statement continued, “As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world.”
Here’s what you need to know:
Bristowe Responded to Criticism
While many Bachelor Nation stars and fans took to the comment section to share their excitement, others were quick to leave negative comments.
When one follower wrote, “Horrible to celebrate being involved in Cancel Culture… Bachelor Nation is over,” the Off the Vine podcast host responded, “I’m celebrating a friendship here to be honest.”
She took a more sarcastic tone when writing “Such a supportive female, we love to see it!” after another woman commented laughing emojis along “Bachelor ratings are gonna be so low” laughing emojis.”
After “Love you kaitlyn but no, just no,” Bristowe questioned, “Do you though?”
One follower wrote “Sorry but no. Love you Kaitlyn but Chris is the only host for The Bachelor/Bachelorette.”
Yet, the Nashville resident commented, “Truthfully we are there to support the new bachelorette. We aren’t ‘replacing’ anyone!!!”
Bachelorettes Have Shared Their Support
Among her supporters were other former Bachelorettes.
“Y’all will crush it” wrote her fellow Dancing with the Stars winner, Hannah Brown.
JoJo Fletcher, who filled in as host for a couple weeks during Adams’ season, wrote, “Go girls!!”
Emily Maynard wrote, “So beyond excited for you friend,” while Desiree Siefriend said “love!”
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