Jonathan Van Ness Urges HIV+ People To Check Vaccine Eligibility In Their State

“Queer Eye’s” Jonathan Van Ness is urging fellow HIV+ folks to see if they’re currently eligible to receive the COVID vaccine

Jonathan Van Ness is using his platform to urge the HIV positive community to find out if their state will allow them to get the COVID-19 vaccine yet. He shared a photo of himself receiving the vaccine in order to encourage others to do the same. Because he’s an actual angel.

Van Ness took to Instagram with the important message and a snap of his own vaccine moment. “In NY, where I’m working the vaccine program expanded to include people w pre-existing conditions, being HIV+ is one of the conditions that allows folks to be vaccinated, so if you’re HIV+ please check your states guidelines to see if you’re eligible and get vaccinated against covid-19!” he writes.

Van Ness opened up in 2019 about his own HIV status telling The New York Times of his decision to share the news publicly. “When Queer Eye came out, it was really difficult because I was like, ‘Do I want to talk about my status?,” he said. “And then I was like, ‘The Trump administration has done everything they can do to have the stigmatization of the L.G.B.T. community thrive around me.’” Because of this, he said, “I do feel the need to talk about this.”

“These are all difficult subjects to talk about on a makeover show about hair and makeup,” he said. “That doesn’t mean Queer Eye is less valid, but I want people to realize you’re never too broken to be fixed.”

Van Ness using his voice to help others is now more important than ever as vulnerable populations are becoming COVID vaccine-eligible. Depending on which state, some people who live with HIV may already be able to get the vaccine, including New York residents, which is where he got his shot.

“There was a list of other conditions that allows for vaccination so wherever you are check the lists and see if you can get in line. Some places like Cali will give leftover doses but just see what’s happening in your area,” he shares.

Then he touches on an issue that many are grappling with as they join the rush to secure their dose. “Had I not been looking online everyday I wouldn’t have seen, so def get involved with your search.”

The star also shared how he felt after receiving the shot. “This was my first shot and other than minor soreness in my arm had no side effects and will get my second shot in a few weeks,” he says. “Each state has different guidelines so you’ll want to look into yours. Definitely need patience, resolve, access to internet to do this so plz if you can help others obtain information or access plz so that.”

Do as JVN says and find out if and when you’re eligible to receive this all-important vaccine.

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Kim Kardashian Posts ‘Drivers License’ Breakup Song Video After Kanye Divorce

Kim Kardashian listens to viral breakup anthem ‘Drivers License’ after filing for divorce from Kanye West

Kim Kardashian recently filed for divorce from Kanye West, and though she hasn’t spoken publicly about the end of her marriage, she seemed to communicate some feelings to fans online when she shared a clip to Instagram featuring Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License,” also known as the viral, and deeply melancholic, breakup tune that you’ve probably heard all over TikTok.

On Instagram Stories, Kim shared a video as she drives through the desert (her mom Kris Jenner owns a home out there) while the sad sounds of “Drivers License” play. She captioned the video with a cryptic series of hearts and the knife emoji.

Lyrics to the song include: “All my friends are tired of hearing how much I miss you/ But I kinda feel sorry for them/ ‘Cause they’ll never know you the way that I do.”

“Today I drove through the suburbs/ And pictured I was driving home to you/ I know we weren’t perfect but I’ve never felt this way for no one/ And I just can’t imagine how you could be so OK now that I’m gone.”

Though the song was written and performed by 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, the Gen Z tune has transcended generations — with everyone falling for the sad breakup ballad’s emotional Taylor Swift-esque storytelling.

Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on February 19, 2021 after six years of marriage and E! News reports that they have an amicable joint custody agreement in place, though the kids have primarily been living with Kim in Los Angeles, while Kanye appears to be living in Wyoming at the moment.

A source also told E! News that the split was a gradual growing apart, and that they spent enough time trying to “make it work” before realizing it wasn’t going to work out.

“She gave it plenty of time but it’s just time to move on,” the source said. “There were no affairs. No one did anything bad. They grew apart.”

A separate source tells People that Kim has been spending time with her sisters and that she is a little “disappointed” that she and Kanye couldn’t make their marriage work.

“There is no drama between Kim and Kanye. Kim is mostly just disappointed that they couldn’t figure out how to stay married,” says the source. “But it takes two people to create a happy marriage. Kim has felt Kanye is not willing to do the hard work and compromise.”

“Although Kim and Kanye have been separated for months, it was still emotional for Kim to actually file for divorce,” the source added. “She spent the weekend taking care of herself and her kids. She is spending time with her mom, sisters and hasn’t been working. Everyone is supportive. Kim feels very lucky to be surrounded by her big family.”

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Debuts Spoof Line Of ‘Karen’ Dolls For Kids

“Karen mask not sold separately because science is fake”

Leave it to late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to debut a fake line of dolls called Karen: The Doll Collection.

Last night during an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the late night host aired a spoof commercial for a fake line of Karen dolls for kids themed after Virginia Senator Amanda Chase, who, as you might remember, made headlines earlier this week after the state legislature placed her in a plexiglass box because she refused to wear a mask.

“There are so many women out there, like Amanda Chase, inspiring young Karens around the world that we decided to make a new line of dolls out of the women who Mattel it like it is,” Kimmel said as he introduced the spoof Karen doll ad.

During the ad, kids are seen playing with the dolls and their accessories, which include a bootcut jeans, a Big Gulp soda, detachable guns, and “plenty of privilege.”

We’re also introduced to a motley crew of real Karens, including Stormed The Capitol Karen, which represents literally any white woman who attended the January insurrection; BBQ Karen, or Jennifer Schulte, who called the cops on a group of Black people barbecuing in a park; and Courtroom Karen, or Rudy Giuliani’s star witness at an unhinged hearing in front of a Michigan House Oversight Committee in December.

There’s also Trader Joe’s Karen from June who refused to wear a mask inside of — you guessed it — a Trader Joe’s.

In the then-viral video posted, two Trader Joe’s employees confront the woman and escort her out of the store — but not before she aggressively throws her empty basket on the ground like a child, waves her finger at the camera, and screams at the top of her lungs, “You think this is OK?! You’re a f***ing democrat party pig! All of you!”

And then there’s Dog Walker Karen, or Amy Cooper, the white woman who called 911 on Black bird-watcher Christian Cooper (no relation) in Central Park after falsely accusing him of threatening her last spring. Prosecutors recently dropped the case against Cooper, the New York Times reported.

 

The ad also includes a Karen doll of QAnon Congresswoman Karen, or congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia representative publicly condoning the riots at the Capitol.

“Wildfires are caused by Jewish space lasers, pew pew!” the kids say in the ad as they play with the Greene doll.

“Collect them all before the Democrats steal them,” the commercial states. “Karen mask not sold separately because science is fake, and she’s an American citizen, not a f**king sheep. She’s the absolute worst!”

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Kim Kardashian Files For Divorce From Kanye West

After nearly seven years of marriage, the couple has officially called it quits

After much speculation, Kim Kardashian has officially filed for divorce from Kanye West after nearly seven years of marriage. According to People, “things are amicable,” they’re in agreement over joint legal and physical custody, and neither is contesting the prenup.

According to AP, sources confirmed that Kardashian filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court, though the filing was not immediately available.

The couple started dating in 2012 and shortly after had their first child, North, in 2013. It wasn’t until May 2014 that the pair married in Italy at a Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy, following West’s widely publicized proposal where he used a giant screen at the empty waterfront ballpark of the San Francisco Giants.

Kardashian and West would have three more children, Chicago, now 3 years old; Sant, now 5; and Psalm, who will turn 2 in May.

The divorce filing announcement follows reports in January that Kardashian was working with divorce attorney Laura Wasser. At the time, sources confirmed to People that Kardashian planned to file for divorce from West.

“They are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family,” a source said. “And Kim is OK with it.”

Fast forward more than month later, and the reports were apparently true.

The announcement also arrives just hours after internet sleuths took a magnifying glass to Kardashian’s latest Instagram post, which consists of a trio of photos and a caption that reads, “Plant based does a body good.” While that might seem innocuous and innocent, people pointed out  that, in the last photo, she’s very clearly wearing her wedding ring, leaving them to believe this was Kardashian’s way of debunking divorce rumors. And while a valiant effort, turns out they were all wrong.

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Of course, news of their split might not come as a surprise to many. Remember back in July when West gave a bizarre speech during his first campaign rally (yep, that really happened) in South Carolina? And remember he broke down in tears while telling attendees that he and Kardashian considered abortion when she got pregnant with North?

“Even if my wife wants to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world even when I didn’t want to,” he said. “She stood up and she protected that child.”

And that only scratches the surface of West’s unpredictable, erratic behavior.

In July, West also wrote in a now-deleted tweet that he had “been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform.'” West’s referring to a criminal justice summit attended by Kardashian and rapper Meek Mill in November 2018.

The couple tried to work on their marriage, spending time in Wyoming in what appeared to be a very emotional reunion. They then flew to the Dominican Republic with the kids to, as People reports, “work on their marriage.”

“Now this divorce is happening because Kim has grown up a lot,” the source told Page Six. “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer; she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile, Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy shit, and she’s just had enough of it.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow Suggests Detoxing Can Help COVID Long-Haulers

The supplements have not been proven to help by any medical expert

We’re used to seeing Gwyneth Paltrow peddling outrageous extravagance on her lifestyle site, Goop. While $2,000 Ouija boards, vagina-scented candles, and leather satchels to hold your watermelon (price available on request) may be a bitch slap to your common sense, peddling supplements in the name of healing the long-term effects some experience from COVID-19 is dangerous.

Paltrow recently published a piece on her called: “GP’s Picks: Healing My Body with a Longer-Term Detox“; and in it, she explains she’s still recovering from the impacts of the virus.

“I had COVID-19 early on,” she wrote, “and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog. In January, I had some tests done that showed really high levels of inflammation in my body.”

There are many people who suffer longer-term symptoms, like lack of taste or smell, exhaustion, prolonged headaches, and insomnia. Paltrow explained she consulted her “functional medicine practitioner” and chiropractor, William Cole, who put her on a new diet adapted from his new book Intuitive Fasting (published in partnership with Goop), and recommended supplements which, you guessed it, are now being sold on Goop’s website.

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The eating plan, which she says is “keto” and “plant based,” also has her fasting each morning until 11 a.m. It’s also sugar-alcohol-free, fun-free, and not remotely backed by any science that it will improve COVID-19 symptoms.

“Will’s also got me on supplements, most of them in service of a healthier gut,” she wrote, then lists a host of other items Will has her take, including but not limited to butyrate (Will says it supports a healthy microbiome), a daily Madame Ovary supplement (WTF, Will), fish oil, B vitamins, some vitamin D3, selenium, zinc, vitamin C and resveratrol, and a G.Tox Detoxifying Superpowder (that Will has her taking morning and night).

It’s unclear if Will also recommends the tank top, infrared sauna blanket, $220 hiking shoes, or $8,600 “Wholeness Medallion,” but odds are these are also linked to returning to tippy-top shape after recovering from COVID-19.

“The necklace is just me,” Paltrow wrote. “I can’t go out without a necklace. I love to wear several at once, but for a hike, just this one is perfect.”

Who in the actual fuck goes hiking in a $9,000 necklace besides Mr. T?

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(Also, a study published earlier this week found that vitamin C and zinc don’t help COVID-19 symptoms. Her supplements ring in to the tune of $90 a day — a day — which is laughable if it weren’t so disgusting.)

Your best bet? Seeking help from an actual medical doctor who can monitor your symptoms. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Many large medical centers are opening specialized clinics to provide care for people who have persistent symptoms or related illnesses after they recover from COVID-19.”

Go home, Gwyneth; you’re drunk (on mocktails).

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Watch Annie Murphy Give Family Sitcoms A Dark Twist in ‘Kevin Can F**k Himself’

The series will definitely be a departure from her role of Alexis on Schitt’s Creek

Emmy Award-winning actor and overall star Annie Murphy is a little less Alexis and a little more sitcom wife gone off-script in her new role. During the Television Critics’ Association Winter Press Tour for AMC, the cable network debuted a teaser for the genre-busting dark dramedy Kevin Can F**k Himself, premiering this summer.

The trailer looks appropriately bonkers.

As revealed in the trailer, the series shatters TV conventions by examining the private life of the typical sitcom housewife role and wondering what reality would look like through her eyes when she snaps and assumes the lead in her own life.

Alternating between single-camera shots and a traditional, multi-camera sitcom, the two versions will play off each other as viewers watch Murphy’s character, Allison, discover that what she actually wants in life is to stop acting like everything’s perfect — and to begin murdering her husband. (A little different from Alexis Rose’s “What now? Do I leave everything behind and move to some random island to be with the love of my life? Because I did that with Harry Styles in England, and it was, like, too rainy.”)

Created by Valerie Armstrong, noted for her work on Lodge 49 and SEAL Team, Kevin Can F**k Himself also has Parks and Recreation star and Hot Girls Wanted producer Rashida Jones at the helm as an executive producer, alongside Will McCormack. Craig DiGregorio is the showrunner and executive producer on the eight-episode show.

Indiewire spoke with DiGregorio about the unconventional format. The series came out of creator Armstrong’s desire to look at how often sitcom wives are taken for granted.

“If you were to think of them outside of the confines of these shows, that’s what we’re exploring here,” DiGregorio told the outlet. He also explained it’s not a behind-the-scenes look at a sitcom or an experiment to differentiate Allison from the rest of the sitcom. It’s to watch what happens to this heroine in the little moments that live between her and her sitcom husband.

Since the trailer was released, it’s received all the praise.

 

 

Eric Peterson and Mary Hollis Inboden round out the cast. During the press tour panel, the stars laughed that Murphy’s Schitt’s Creek fans may be annoyed to see the actor, who was usually dressed out in Anthropologie-like boho babe outfit throughout the hit show’s mega-successful six-season run, dressed so casually in her new role.

Murphy, speaking on the panel, said viewers can expect to see her character in Kevin Can Go F**k Himself in a pair of clunky, hard-to-slip-on burgundy winter boots a lot. The new role gives the actor a chance to differentiate herself from the character of Alexis.

“Being in the loopy world of [Schitt’s Creek] was a wonderful world,” Murphy said. “But the world was very small. A big thing for me after Schitt’s Creek, I was worried about being stuck in that blonde, loopy land.”

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The Golden Girls Are Coming To Disney+ This Summer And YES, We Need This

Get ready for a whole lotta Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia this summer

It’s literally impossible to be in a bad mood while watching the antics of Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia in their wicker-is-wonderful Miami home. And after the past year we’ve all had, Disney+ is giving us a beautiful gift this summer — every single episode of The Golden Girls will be available on the popular streaming platform.

During a virtual Disney+ press event to promote the launch of the international service “Star,” a general entertainment streaming platform, the news was confirmed. Since Disney+ will eventually serve as the “exclusive streaming home” for Disney’s entire catalog, licensing deals will begin moving to Disney+ as it continues to grow its base of nearly 100 million subscribers.

Star will be a hub within Disney+ offering movies and television content intended for an adult audience — similar to Hulu. This gives way for many, many more shows and movies to become available on the streamer. Luke Bradley-Jones, SVP of direct-to-consumer and general manager for Disney+ EMEA, singled out The Golden Girls in particular as one show he’s really worked hard on getting to the platform.

“I’ve been working hard on that. Coming this summer, you will have every season of The Golden Girls, every ever episode,” he said during the conference.

Even though it’s been 35 years since The Golden Girls premiered, the show is still as relevant as ever. Not just because friendship and aging are always relevant topics, but because of good, old-fashioned escapism and nostalgia.

There also haven’t been a ton of shows that follow four female protagonists as they navigate life, love, and their health as vividly and accurately as portrayed on The Golden Girls. The show tackled everything from homophobia to homelessness all while showing four women in their “golden years” enjoy vibrant sex lives, fulfilling careers, and, of course, nightly gossip sessions over a slice of cheesecake.

Also, how many television shows that are almost four decades old still have a high demand for merch? Because Golden Girls fans still snatch up themed Halloween costumes, chia pets, mugs, wallpaper, and prayer candles on the regular. The show even has its own official Instagram account!

During its run, The Golden Girls won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series twice. All four lead actresses also won Emmys for their performances, and deservedly so.

Disney+ is set to launch Star on Feb. 23 with 276 movies available in its catalog, along with many popular television shows. The Golden Girls will not be available with the launch of Star but will be added to Disney+ at some point this summer.

Sounds like the perfect time for a slice of Key Lime cheesecake and a watch party on the lanai.

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Malia Obama Just Got A Job Writing For Donald Glover’s New TV Show

Malia Obama has made a jump to the writers’ room, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with

Anyone who’s watched Malia Obama grow up (so, all of America, pretty much) knows that the elder First Daughter has big Hollywood dreams. She worked as a production assistant on the HBO series Girls, interned for Harvey Weinstein (big yikes), and spent her gap year before heading to Harvard learning about the film and TV industry firsthand. And now, it all seems to have paid off for the 22-year-old grad — she just landed a pretty major Hollywood gig.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Malia will be a writer on Donald Glover’s upcoming series, Hive. It’s set to stream on Amazon Prime, and will reportedly be about a major, Beyoncé-like public figure, something the First Daughter of Barack Obama probably knows a thing or two about. The series is created by Janine Nabers, and Glover will serve as an executive producer.

It’s been clear for years now that Malia had aspirations to break into the entertainment industry, so we’re pretty excited for her to have landed such a major gig at such a young age. We can’t wait for the series to drop, and to see how she does as a writer. But the entertainment biz is becoming more and more of a family affair, so we have a feeling she’s going to do just fine.

Malia’s parents, Barack and Michelle, have an ongoing deal with Netflix, which has allowed them to produce some pretty major documentaries, including the Oscar-winning American Factory, and Becoming, which went behind-the-scenes of Michelle’s book tour for her bestselling memoir. And Michelle recently announced her upcoming project: A cooking show for kids called Waffles and Mochi.

According to The Hollywood ReporterHive is one of the first projects Donald Glover is doing in a new partnership with Amazon. He previously worked with FX, but just recently left to take this deal with the streaming giant. Phoebe Waller-Bridge also signed a deal with Amazon after she wrapped up the second season of Fleabag, and there are already plans for her and Glover to work together — they’ll be writing, producing, and co-starring in an upcoming series adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. No word on whether Malia Obama will be involved with any projects other than Hive right now, but we definitely don’t think it’s the last we’ll see from her in the industry.

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Ted Cruz Skips Off To Cancun While Millions Of Texans Continue To Suffer

Photos circulating online show Ted Cruz boarding a plane to head out on a tropical vacation while his constituents freeze to death

Ted Cruz, Texas senator and violent insurrection henchman, is proving that if the bar is to the ground, he can surely sink lower. As Texans freeze to death after an unprecedented winter storm surged through the state leaving millions without electricity or shelter, Senator Cruz decided there’s no better time to skip town and head to a resort in Cancun, Mexico, with his family. Because why do your job when you can leave the people who voted for you behind to suffer astronomically?

Photos of Cruz began circulating online, showing the disgraced senator in line at a Texas airport, preparing to board a flight to Cancun with his family.

“Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they’ve visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn’t much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing,” former MSNBC anchor David Shuster tweeted shortly after midnight.

Cruz’s Senate office has not responded to multiple media inquiries concerning his whereabouts. Hmmm, wonder why! The best-case scenario here is that Ted Cruz is missing.

The worst-case scenario is that this utter ghoul and total loser — who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2016, refused to defend his own wife after Donald Trump repeatedly called her ugly, uses his official Twitter account to browse for porn, and irrefutably assisted in the violent insurrection that almost cost his colleagues their lives on Jan. 6 — is sending a giant middle finger to the people he represents while they’re suffering a catastrophic crisis and literally freezing to death in homes that are flooded and falling apart.

There are still 2.7 million Texas households without heat and running water as of Thursday. The winter storm caused freezing temperatures that completely combusted the state’s power grid. There aren’t enough warming centers or hotel rooms to accommodate vulnerable communities all over the state, and many roads are still impassable for workers and rescue efforts.

Hell, even Joel Osteen, another Texas P.O.S., opened up Lakewood Church to shelter and feed those in need because he, unlike Cruz, recognized he didn’t want to risk another public relations crisis after the Hurricane Harvey shitshow in 2017.

In an interview, Beto O’Rourke, who lost his 2018 bid to replace Cruz as a senator in Texas, condemned Cruz during an interview this morning for his role in the attack on the Capitol last month and for high-tailing it to warm, sunny Cancun instead of doing anything close to resembling his actual job, “when people are literally freezing to death in the state that he’s elected to represent and serve.”

Unfortunately for the state of Texas (and all of us, really), Ted Cruz isn’t up for re-election until 2024. It’s too bad this treasonous, sentient pile of dogshit wasn’t slapped on the no-fly list like all the other Trump-loving terrorists.

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Chris Harrison ‘Stepping Aside’ After Defending ‘Bachelor’ Contestant’s Racist Behavior

Chris Harrison is “stepping aside for a period of time” from The Bachelor after defending Rachel Kirkconnell’s racist social posts

At what point do you finally just cancel The Bachelor? After watching white people fall in love for almost two decades and the franchise needing a racial reckoning in the U.S. to finally cast a Black star, longtime host Chris Harrison announces he’s finally “stepping aside” from his hosting duties on the show after making a number of racist comments this week.

The backstory is: Earlier this week, Rachel Kirkconnell, a contestant — and frontrunner — on the Matt James’ season of The Bachelor, was called out for old social media posts in which she dressed in Native American attire for a costume party and attended an “Old South” antebellum plantation-themed party in 2018. Kirkconnell has since apologized for those racist social posts, but Harrison went on Extra on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 and in an interview with Rachel Lindsay — the first Black Bachelorette — he went to great lengths to defend Kirkconnell’s racist behavior.

Using phrases like “the woke police,” telling people they should have “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion” for Kirkconnell, and even claiming that plantation-themed parties were extremely “popular” in 2018, the interview was an absolute train wreck. Harrison essentially just spent all 13 minutes of the interview defending someone’s right to be racist.

Harrison apologized afterwards saying he was wrong for “speaking in a manner that perpetuates racism,” but Lindsay says his apology wasn’t enough. “During that conversation, his privilege was on display. He never gave me room to talk, and he never gave me room to share my perspective. He wasn’t trying to hear it, he was just trying to be heard,” Lindsay later said during an episode of her podcast.

All week there have been calls for Harrison to be fired and on Saturday, February 13, 2021 — Harrison announced he was “stepping aside” from the franchise, or at least for the rest of the current season.

“I have spent the last few days listening to the pain my words have caused, and I am deeply remorseful. My ignorance did damage to my friends, colleagues and strangers alike. I have no one to blame but myself for what I said and the way I spoke,” he wrote in a statement.

“By excusing historical racism, I defended it,” Harrison continued. “I invoked the term ‘woke police,’ which is unacceptable. I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. I was so wrong.”

“To the Black community, to the BIPOC community: I am so sorry. My words were harmful. I am listening, and I truly apologize for my ignorance and any pain it caused you,” he added. “I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the people from these communities who I’ve had enlightening conversations with over the past few days, and I am so grateful to those who have reached out to help me on my path to anti-racism.”

“The historic season of The Bachelor should not be marred or overshadowed by my mistakes or diminished by my actions. To that end, I have consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and will be stepping aside for a period of time and will not join for the “After the Final Rose” special,” he continued.

Interestingly, he is “stepping aside” and not “being fired.” Since Kirkconnell’s social media posts surfaced, the 25 BIPOC contestants from James’ season issued a statement via Instagram, denouncing “any defense of racism.”

It’s unclear how long Harrison will be off the franchise or if he’ll come back for a future season. Seems like it’s way past time to make this “stepping aside,” permanent.

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