Rachel Lindsay slams Bachelor star Rachael Kirkconnell's 'vapid' Instagram post with matcha tea and anti-racism book

RACHEL Lindsay has slammed The Bachelor star Rachael Kirkconnell as "vapid" after she posted an Instagram Story of her matcha tea and the book Uncomfortable Conversations With Black Men.

Rachael – a frontrunner on Matt James' historic season of the ABC show – was branded racist after pictures emerged in 2018 of her at an Old South party.

The Georgia native has since spoken out and apologized for her actions, but former Bachelorette star Rachel criticized the "influencer" post.

"You almost feel like you know everything you need to know about her in that picture," Rachel said.

"The fact that that’s what she decided to do."

"Several people sent me that Story," she added.


"Her apology was well-written, it was pretty and it was sincere. I’m not going to knock anyone’s apology. But then the next step is to take action."

Speaking on the Bachelor Party podcast, Rachel continued: "Taking action to me isn’t showing everybody that you’re reading the book. You have such a big platform.

"There’s a lot of people who don’t necessarily understand what Chris said in the interview or why people are so upset, so this is an opportunity for you to explain that."

"This was so simple to do," she concluded, adding: "Vapid is the word that comes to mind."


Rachael was pictured in 2018 attending an Old South-themed antebellum party but when the pictures resurfaced it led to massive backlash.

She was also alleged to have "liked" racist social media posts in the past.

Rachael is currently considered a favorite to win the affections of Matt James, the first ever African-American Bachelor on the hit ABC dating show.

Following the outrage, Rachael issued an Instagram statement apologizing to the “communities and individuals that my actions harmed and offended.”

Host Chris Harrison also stepped away from the franchise and apologized on February 13 for coming to Rachael’s defense during an interview with ex Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. 

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