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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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46.

mt1981    

Have you noticed all these black rappers, actors basketball and football players being arrested for violence (and for being a bad baby daddy)? The producers probably don't want to risk a black man breaking some chick's arm nor do they want to have their show to become one of those black trash VH1 reality TV shows like Basketball Wives.

828 days ago
47.

Citygirl81    

Are they REALLY surprised? Hell I am black and I know there will never be a "black" bachelor and if he was he would choose a white woman anyway. Dudes get over it and move on. IT AIN'T THAT DAMN DEEP!

828 days ago
48.

mike    

Maybe he didn't want to date a black chick. If I was on the Bachelor I wouldn't want to date a Chinese or Arab chick.So your going to force me? so why take up space. to be politically correct?

828 days ago
49.

Jdawg    

They didn't eve serve wings,,now thats racist !

828 days ago
50.

XYZ    

Maybe because no one wanted to date someone with 6 bay-bay kids to each of them? :D All kidding aside, knock this annoying crap off.

828 days ago
51.

Nikki    

Maybe they were dogs and that is why they never got called back. There have been plenty of blacks onthe bachelor and bacherlorette

828 days ago
52.

jay    

People always show their true feelings on blogs. Very sad!! I don't care if your black or white, but isn't it kind of strange that there's never been a black person represented as the bachelor or bachelorette? Stop hiding behind message boards, when you see a black person in the street, just say what's up you stupid N WORD!! RACE STILL MATTERS. I Just wish people would STOP being PC and be honest!!

828 days ago
53.

TheVolleyballGod    

If I want to see a black go after white girls Ill just pop in my Kim Kardashian slut whore porn video, the hell I would take one day out of each busy week to watch the Gumby

828 days ago
54.

judy    

Thats exactly why your not wanted....call the race card you big baby!

828 days ago
55.

Nicole    

As a women of color I am ashamed. People need to stop using the race card. I strongly believe that it is over used. And anyways why would anyone even want to be on a show like that.

828 days ago
56.

Coochiepoot    

like small spoiled children, can't get my way so i'll play the race card.

828 days ago
57.

Duchess    

Wow look at all these racist statements, TMZ is the new stormfront KKK meeting place.

828 days ago
58.

dray24    

for all of you who detest the race when its used. Ask yourself this, how would you feel when you are told from birth you are created equal but when you become an adult you realize in just about every aspect of your life you are not equal? Why has there never been an minority bachelor or bachelorette?

828 days ago
59.

S    

Why does it seem that the race card is always played? There are all "African American" churches, organizations & schools & you don't see the white people suing anyone because of it. Why is that ok but it's not ok if a white person has a white TV show? Ridiculous!!!

828 days ago
60.

Ms. Underestimate    

These guys just reinforce the "stereotype" by wallowing in self-pity looking for handout.

828 days ago
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