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Jun 15, 2020 0

Celebrity News: ‘The Bachelor’ Names Matt James as First Black Male Lead

Posted In: Celebrity News, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: ‘The Bachelor’ Names Matt James as First Black Male Lead
Matt James. Photo: Craig Sjodin / ABCnews.com

By Diana Iscenko

In the latest celebrity news, The Bachelor announced its next season lead, and it’s Matt James. James will be the reality TV show’s first black male lead in its 25-season history. James said he was honored to hold the title and hopes the audience can see “that I’m not much different from them and they see that diverse love stories are beautiful.” The franchise has had one other black lead, Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, in 2017. Lindsay has been advocating for a more diverse cast since her season ended. In a recent blog post, Lindsay wrote, “These changes have to extend beyond casting a lead of color. The whole franchise needs a diversity makeover.”

In celebrity news, The Bachelor listened to recent criticism from fans and franchise alums, and has selected a black male lead for the next season of the long-running show. What are some ways to meet a diverse dating pool in the “real world”?

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