The Bachelorette is adding diversity for the first time, hopefully trying to mix things up.
In 2003, ABC began airing The Bachelorette which is a spin off to the show The Bachelor.
The person selected had 20 or so potential suitors to choose from. The goal was to find love and marry one of these people at the end of the season.
The show has gained a tremendous amount of popularity and in 2017, it’s still going strong.
After 14 years on the air, the show recently revealed that the next Bachelorette will be the first African-American women in the show’s history.
“It’s barely the first one? What season are they on? That’s really sad.” Said Samantha Ramirez, a Delta College student.
Anyone watching the show knows there wasn’t much diversity. There is no denying that amongst the seasons. It hasn’t really had many people of different races/ethnicities appearing on the show.
“Finally, honestly cause it’s always been Caucasian people and now that they have an African American woman, it shows that TV companies aren’t really racist and it opens up to other actors,” said Amidel Ladnier, a Delta College student
A lot of people are excited the show is growing more diverse and allowing women out there to believe all races can become the next Bachelorette, showing that race will not be something that will hinder chances.
Rachel Lindsay, the next Bachelorette, is paving the way towards diversity in the show and making a change that could have been made years ago in the show.
“She’s an attorney and her dad was like a Federal judge. I think she’s super cool and she’s too good for the bachelor,” said Hafsa Mir, a Delta College student.
Though the reveal of Lindsay being the next Bachelorette has gained a great amount of positive feedback, it is always up to debate as to whether the show will lose or gain views because of this change.
“I think it will gain views, there should be diversity in television,” said Samantha Ramirez.
Though, ABC is still on the current season of the Bachelor with Nick Viall, people are excited to see how the next season with Lindsay will go.