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'The Bachelor'

African Americans Will Sue --

We're Not Wanted

4/17/2012 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" are about to get a thorny rose -- in the form of a lawsuit.

We're told the 2 plaintiffs -- both African Americans -- went to a Nashville hotel to audition for the role of bachelor. Christopher Johnson -- an aspiring NFL player -- claims when he arrived a producer asked him what he was doing there.

Johnson and the other plaintiff, Nathaniel Claybrooks, both say they were taken to the side of the room and left out of the normal audition process. Neither was called back, and they believe it's because of their race.

They will be filing a class action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday AM. We're told ABC, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and creator Mike Fleiss, will all be sued.

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226.

tessa    

BET should make their own bachelor show. Makes it easy to avoid as I am sick and tired of the "give me yours" attitude of some people, when they can very easily have the same thing themselves with a wee bit of work.

Oh. Key word there. Work.

919 days ago
227.

HONEST    

This **** is getting old!!! Press on "Bachelor" these Black folks think everything revolves around them. It's bad enough that the majority of our taxes go to provide welfare checks because there to damn lazy to work for a living.

919 days ago
228.

Kevin    

usually i would go in on some of the ignorant racist comments but as a pro-civil rights, right on!, type of Brotha, even i have to say these guys are clueless. The show has been on for years and they never had a black bachelor nor Bachelorette. We are ot wanted in certain places. They should of gone to VH-1 and ask for their own show. America "land of segregation" has its own beliefs. Trust me dummy's the ratings would be low and it would all come back to bite blacks on the ass just as we can see from having a black president in office. Can we stop the whole race bating and accept that some white individuals are bigoted and ignorant. Okay so white folks do not like us okay can we just find new avenues of creating our own support system and entertainment companies. I love white people, I respect the fact that they can not understand the intrinsic meaning behind what they do. AGAIN BLACK FOLKS STOP BITCHING AND START WORKING, GET A DEGREE, CREATE YOUR OWN ORGANIZATION. STOP BLAMING THE "WHITE MAN" FOR YOUR MISERY!!!!!! HE DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN.

919 days ago
229.

TaserChick    

When was the last time anyone saw a white person on BET?

919 days ago
230.

jason    

Just love the way most whites group all Blacks together, but yet they hate it when it happens to them.. So are all whites really David Dukes? then why are all blacks consider rodney king?

919 days ago
231.

jason    

Hey FOR ALL THE White folks STILL complaining about BET , guess what BET In 2003, the network was no longer a black owned business when it was bought by media conglomerate Viacom for $3 billion. Now what?

919 days ago
232.

Dennis Johnson    

Man!Black people why would you want your race to have anything to do with this LAME show.I thought all of the Aferican Americans that were asked to be on the show just said no "I not going to be on that MFing show"!

919 days ago
233.

The Truth    

This isn't new. The Bachelor has never had an African American on the show, as the lead. Same goes for Bachelorette! The same show loves the African American audience, though. Moving on from that (God awful show), the race card can't be played out... America has been established for only 236 years. The race card was pulled until the late 1960...'s. Simply put, the ancestors of White Americans are to blame for the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the countless times race is brought up as an issue. If slavery and inhumane treatment (of minorities) doesn't exist in/build this country, for hundreds of years, the need for pulling the race card doesn't exist, either. We are, today, the result of yesterday.

919 days ago
234.

biker mike    

what are they talking about?, there have too been black men on the show, they never got picked by the girls, and or the bachelorette requested no black men because she isnt attracted to one,would there be a problem if a black woman only chooses black men?, do we force a woman use affirmative action to date someone? the next bachelor is mostly picked from the one who came in 2nd,or shafted,,

919 days ago
235.

BC    

i think they should be sued for not having plus size people on there.

919 days ago
236.

Diane    

You should change your name to TMZ.gov

919 days ago
237.

vee    

It's about time, I stopped watching the Bachelor a long time ago because they are racist, they never ever have black Bachelors or Bacheloretts, we as people need to get over this racist stuff,we all are human regardless the color of our skin some of us have money just like some of them does, they should sue their unforgiven asses!

919 days ago
238.

Really?    

If race in this country means nothing and everyone is equal, let's see one of you "white folks" put on black skin and go a week in a black person skin. Watch how people treat you. You see it's easy to shoot off your mouth about something YOU never have to deal with. Doubt if any of you "white folks" would try that because wow to be treated the way most of You treat black people would be to much for any of you to handle...

919 days ago
239.

Cage_the_Girl    

I don't even watch the show, but even I wondered why they only had white people on the show, i'm not sure but I think even the contestants right? now if someone that doesn't even watch noticed thats a bad thing.

918 days ago
240.

Dave    

Where da white women at?

918 days ago
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