BACHELOR fans insist key scenes with Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell were “edited out” of tonight’s episode as the contestant is accused of “racist” behavior.
Rachael Kirkconnell’s scenes were ‘edited out’ of The Bachelor
Matt James is down to his final two ladies as he heads into next week’s finaleCredit: ABC
After Michelle went on a spa day with her man and Bri – who ended up being sent home – spent time in the outdoors, both ladies gave up their individual rooms to spend the night with Matt.
As is typical Bachelor tradition, the contestants did an interview the morning after but did not reveal any intimate secrets.
Third to go on her date was Rachael and the Georgia native teared up at the beginning of the date after having difficulty hearing about the other women spending their time with Matt.
She pushed passed the pain and went on a pottery date with Matt that ended up turning into a romantic sit-down dinner.
Bri Springs was eliminated on tonight’s episode of The BachelorCredit: ABC
Rachael cried at the thought of Matt James with the other ladiesCredit: ABC
The frontrunner admitted it was ‘hard’ at the idea of Matt getting intimate with othersCredit: ABC
A scene where Rachael discusses race from tonight’s date was edited out of the episodeCredit: ABC
The duo walked into a Pennsylvania farmhouse – their shared home for the night – and made out on the bed as fireworks blasted behind them.
As cameras returned the following morning, Rachael’s expected interview was completely cut out of the show.
Instead of the contestant talking about their experience the night before, as Michelle and Bri did, Rachael was simply not shown and the scenes went straight to the rose ceremony.
Fans were taken aback by the move, with one exclaiming: “THEY SKIPPED THE POST-MORNING INTERVIEW WITH RACHAEL?!”
“Dang they didn’t even show Rachael’s morning after. They’re really trying to cut her out when possible,” another said.
Matt and Rachael passionately kissed during a pottery classCredit: ABC
The reality contestant gushed she was ‘ready to marry’ MattCredit: ABC
Matt got cozy with Rachael in their own house equipped with a firework showCredit: ABC
One more key scene that was noticeably cut from the episode was a discussion Rachael had with Matt about race.
During an earlier promo released in January for this season of The Bachelor, Rachael can be seen wearing the same red dress she wore on tonight’s episode while sitting on the same couch she and Matt had their dinner date at.
“I do acknowledge color in every sense and at the end of the day, love is love it doesn’t matter,” she tells Matt with a big smile.
However, despite the scene appearing to be from the date the couple went on during this week’s episode, no mention of that conversation was shown – and fans noticed.
Rachael was slammed for attending an Antebellum-themed party in 2018
“THEY CUT OUT RACHAEL AND MATT TALKING ABOUT RACE! in the season preview, rachael and matt were seen on that couch, in those outfits, and rachael says “i do acknowledge race in every sense”. very interesting,” one person said.
Another angry Twitter user fumed: “THEY REALL CUT THE RACHAEL “love is love” comment ajdhkejfjfkke this show is such a f**king joke.”
Matt broke his silence on the pictures last month and said it was “disappointing” to see.
Emmanuel Acho will step in for Chris Harrison as host of After The Final RoseCredit: Instagram @emmanuelacho
She has since apologized for the photos and admitted she was “doing the work” to “do better” as she admitted attending the bash was “ignorant and wrong.”
However, the photos have been at the center of the franchise’s ongoing racism problems and longtime host Chris Harrison‘s job remains on the chopping block as he indefinitely stepped away from the show.