Michelle Young’s Advice To Jenn Tran On Handling Racism

Jenn Tran and Michelle Young/Credit: Instagram

Season 28 of The Bachelor was overshadowed by the racist hate from fans toward Rachel Nance. As Jenn Tran begins her season as the first Asian-American Bachelorette, Michelle Young shared advice on how to handle racism from viewers.

Season 28 of Bachelor Put Spotlight On Hateful Behavior From Viewers

The Bachelor franchise has come under fire in recent years for a lack of diversity among contestants and leads. Rachel Lindsay was the first Black Bachelorette in 2017. It took 13 seasons for that to happen. It took 25 seasons before Matt James was the first Black Bachelor.

The lack of diversity has been blamed on the network and show executives. However, there could be another thing standing in the way of the show featuring more people of color: the viewers.

Rachel Nance was a contestant on Season 28 of The Bachelor. She made it to the top three before going home. She spoke out during the Women Tell All special in March about that racist hate she received from viewers throughout the season and particularly after her hometown date with Joey Graziadei.

Things were so bad that host Jesse Palmer had to admonish viewers for the behavior.

Michelle Young’s Advice For Handling Racism In Bachelor Franchise

Michelle Young was a contestant on Matt’s season before being named the franchise’s second Black Bachelorette for Season 18. Jenn Tran spoke to E! News ahead of her season’s premiere. She explained why she sought out advice from Michelle Young about handling racist hate from viewers.

“I know that being in the limelight, you get a lot of backlash for it and racism, specifically. And I wanted to know how she handled all that and whether she thought it was worth it in the end.”

The elementary school teacher’s advice was simple, “Know that you’re doing it for a reason and be strong-willed.”

Jenn Tran Mocks Fans Wanting An ‘American’ Lead

Jenn Tran also revealed that she and Michelle Young bonded over their desire to see changes.“We’re both in the same mindset in that we both want to keep making change happen.”

Some Bachelor Nation viewers have already started in on Jenn Tran, with some mistakenly assuming she’s not American, and therefore shouldn’t be Bachelorette.

Jenn Tran trolled the trolls in a TikTok video by calling them out. She is, for the record, an American citizen.

Do you think the Bachelor franchise has a problem with racism among viewers? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Don’t miss The Bachelorette Season 21 premiere on Monday, July 8, only on ABC.


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