While fans were watching Becca Kufrin make her final decision on “The Bachelorette” on Monday night, last year’s star Rachel Lindsay was busy blogging about the whole thing as she had done all season.
In her Us Weekly recap of the finale and “After the Final Rose” special, Lindsay harshly criticized the show for the difference between how she was treated on her season and how Kufrin was treated.
“This might be the realest article I have ever written,” Lindsay began. “It’s not quite how I thought I would write this recap. I thought I would talk about Garrett and the equator, Blake’s tears in a washcloth, or Becca’s stunning Randi Rahm couture gown. But watching Becca’s finale brought about a range of emotions that I was not expecting.”
While Lindsay notes that stress levels were high for her from the beginning as the series’ first black suitor, but the finale took things to another level.
“Becca did not sit on stage for three hours and watch the finale for the first time in front of a live audience,” she said. “Becca did not have to deal with someone telling her she would live a mediocre life. Becca did not have to deal with being baited with real time questions about her emotions watching certain scenes. Nope, that was me.”
Lindsay continued: “She was protected and I was placed on display for three hours and labeled an angry black female.”
And while she feels Kufrin got a happy ending out of the show, Lindsay feels she was denied that.
“So in regards to a future on-camera happy ending and whether or not I will get married on TV,” Lindsay said, “I have no idea but they damn sure owe us one.”