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    Rachel Lindsay Shared Why It's "Important" For Her To Accept Chris Harrison's Apology

    "I need to accept the apology so we can all be better from this situation."

    Rachel Lindsay has decided to accept Chris Harrison’s apology after he defended Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell for attending what looked like an Antebellum-themed party in 2018.

    Chris Harrison and Rachel Lindsay at Jimmy Kimmel Live
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    "I do accept [his apology] and I think it's important for me to say that because we need to move forward,” Rachel said on Extra. “And for me, for us to move forward, I need to accept the apology, so we can all be better from this situation, which is what we want."

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    Rachel added that more people are starting to become aware of “things that they hadn’t before” and that is creating more “uncomfortable” conversations “that we should be having.”

     Rachel Lindsay visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 23, 2017 in Universal City, California
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    “Isn't that what this should be as well?” she said. “It's bigger than just The Bachelor, it's bigger than just a reality TV show.”

    Rachel Lindsay wearing a snakeskin print dress at the Bachelorette Reunion
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    “There are a lot of issues that have come up because of this interview, and I think it's important that we continue the conversation, we continue to move forward,” the former Bachelorette said. “And I think that's the best thing that we can hope for out of all of this."

    Rachel Lindsay rocking braids as she visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2019
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    Last month, Chris issued a public apology after he defended Rachael past actions. He said, "I will always own a mistake when I make one, so I am here to extend a sincere apology.”

    Right now the host of The Bachelor franchise's future is unclear, but Emmanuel Acho will be hosting the upcoming After the Final Rose special.

    Bachelor nation, please welcome me with open arms! I promise to do y’all proud! ❤️🌹

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