Will The Bachelor Canada be more racially diverse than its American predecessor?
News broke yesterday that Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson—two athletes who interviewed and were turned down for ABC’s The Bachelor—are suing for racial discrimination. Over 10 years and 23 seasons, each and every Bachelor and Bachelorette has been white. Three law firms are working with Claybrooks and Johnson, and the plan is to file a class-action complaint in federal court against ABC, Next Entertainment and executive producer Mike Fleiss. We wondered if the decade-long tradition of only casting white hotties would continue with The Bachelor Canada, but Sonia Brum, publicity manager for the CityTV show, says, “As you’ll note when The Bachelor Canada premieres this fall, the series celebrates the true diversity of our country, and as such, this rich multiculturalism will be reflected in the Bachelorettes on the show.”