Rachel Lindsay is speaking out on Bachelor Nation‘s boardroom decisions again, and once again, she is not impressed.
Matt James previewed a painful episode on Monday, writing: “Tonight's convo with my dad was hard to experience, and it's just as hard to watch all this time later, especially knowing the world is watching with me. I just wanted to say that too often, we see dangerous stereotypes and negative depictions of Black fathers in media. And they have consequences when presented without context. All I hope is that people watch that conversation with nuance, care, and also an understanding that there are real systemic issues at play. I’m so proud of myself for being vulnerable, and I’m so proud of my mother. I wouldn’t be who I am without my dad. That’s a fact.”
In the episode, Matt talked to his father about his own insecurities around commitment stemming from their relationship; he noted on the show that he was raised by his mother after his parents split. James told his dad: “When I needed you, you weren't there.” His father replied: “It wasn’t a good thing that I was cheating. I’m not proud of it.” Ultimately, his father apologized and the star accepted and forgave.