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    Chris Harrison Still "Appeared" On "The Bachelor" Finale, And It Was Confusing


    The fallout from Chris Harrison defending Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's past racist behavior continues.

    Chris Harrison stands outside in a coat on The Bachelor
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    The Bachelor host's "leave of absence" was recently extended to include the next season of The Bachelorette — which is why tonight's finale was a little curious in one respect.

    As E! News points out, Harrison apparently contributed voiceover work to the finale of the show's 25th season, with his voice appearing several times throughout the episode.

    At one point, Harrison even promoted the After the Final Rose host replacement, Emmanuel Acho — despite the fact that Acho's participation was announced after Harrison took his leave of absence.

    So, to recap, it seems like Harrison might've kept working on the finale after claiming he was stepping away from the franchise for now. Weird!

    The Bachelor Diversity Campaign — a campaign run by a group of Bachelor fans whose stated aims are "anti-racism in the Bachelor franchise" — noticed Harrison's inclusion in the finale and pointed it out on Twitter.

    Is it really “stepping aside” if your face and voice are everywhere? #TheBachelor

    Twitter: @bachdiversity

    "There is no excuse for this," the campaign tweeted at The Bachelor's network, ABC. "Give us (& @chrisbharrison) the actual break you promised."

    Honestly, @EmmanuelAcho is FULLY capable of doing his own voiceover work for #TheBachelor. There is no excuse for this @ABCNetwork. Give us (& @chrisbharrison) the actual break you promised.

    @bachdiversity / Twitter / Via Twitter: @bachdiversity

    We'll see if The Bachelor franchise — or Harrison — have anything to say about this.

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