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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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121.

ManiacalZebra    

Are they sure it's because of their race and not because they were ugly and broke?

830 days ago
122.

Dreamer    

I've watched the show a few times, I find it entertaining. BUT.... I have never seen an older person on there, what about a gay person, what about a woman that isn't a size 0......... maybe everyone should sue????? I think they have to stick with the type of man/woman the upcoming batchelor/batchelorette is attracted to.

830 days ago
123.

John    

No blacks on "The Bachelor?" Isn't the White House enough?

830 days ago
124.

Amber Rose    

I googled Christopher Johnson, and although he is a nice looking guy, he has the most gawd-awful teeth I've ever seen. The caption said that they are gold, but in photographs they look nasty, brown, and about ready to rot out of his head. If they come across that horribly in pictures, I'm sure they won't look good on film. I'm betting that's why he wasn't considered for the show, IMHO.

830 days ago
125.

Jackie    

LOL....Are they speaking on behalf of all Blacks on this planet?...Pfft!!!....GET A LIFE OR MAKE YOUR OWN REALITY SHOW....PROBLEM SOLVED.

830 days ago
126.

Mikey    

Suing because no one wants to look a your ugly black ass on TV? LOL!


Why do rich black men always chase blonde white women?

830 days ago
127.

Jeansgeans    

It might be entertaining to have an African American bachelor.My favorite part are the crazy skinny girls that fall apart the min they think he is kissing someone else. I have seen how 2 of my African American friends get when they think some one is even looking at their man. Can you imagine who the producers would pull for that.Just saying could be very entertaining.

830 days ago
128.

Mikey    

A show called 'The Black Bachelor' might be interesting cause people would watch it just to see how long the Bachelor could go without beating on the women.

830 days ago
129.

Mikey    

The Black Bachelor would have a 'which women can shake there ass the fastest' contest.

830 days ago
130.

Mikey    

It might be entertaining if they had a black bachelor and the twist was he had to chose from a group of woman who were Chinese midgets.

830 days ago
131.

Mikey    

I would watch the Black Bachelor if instead of handing out roses to the women he would hand out crack rocks.

830 days ago
132.

Sinjin    

Blacks have 4 of their own cable networks! Why the hell are they suing?! Fact is no one will watch an all black Bachelor or Bachelorette. It's not racist. It's just true. America is 75% white. It's called natural selection. That's just how it is.

They probably were set aside for being black. But the funny thing is it was the ever so tolerant and inclusive liberal producers are the ones who told them to get lost. Ahh I just love the irony (and sickness) that is liberalism!

830 days ago
133.

Poopey Poopstein    

Dat beez racis and sheeit.. nome sain?

830 days ago
134.

SEAN    

Here we go again every damn time a dumb ass black person does not get his or hers way they sue saying its because of there race.

830 days ago
135.

SEAN    

Here we go again every damn time a dumb ass black person does not get his or hers way they sue saying its because of there race.

830 days ago
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