Monday, October 15, 2012

The lawsuit against The Bachelor franchise was dismissed

Remember those two Black guys from Tennessee who were suing the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise on behalf of "...all persons of color who have applied for the role of The Bachelor or Bachelorette but been denied the equal opportunity for selection on the basis of race."?

Well, their case was dismissed by a judge in the Tennessee district court today. Something to do with casting whoever the heck they want is part of the broadcasters' first amendment right.

If the two guys, Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, were trying to bring into the spotlight that the franchise is NOT very diverse - they did a pretty good job. If you didn't notice that that show was pretty colour-less you probably see it now.

Even the Canadian version, which promised to be a diverse range of contestants had very few non-Caucasian contestants. It happens, I guess.


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