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Mike Johnson is sharing his reaction to the new Bachelor.
“I definitely texted him earlier, but I want to show him love and shout him out publicly as well,” he said in an IGTV video.
Matt James is the next Bachelor, making him the first Black Bachelor ever. Many fans were surprised the new show lead isn’t Johnson, with one commenting on the show’s Instagram, “I’m so confused why they didn’t choose him!!”
Even former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay told AfterBuzz she was hoping Johnson would be their pick, but said in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight producers told her they had a specific reason other than race for not choosing Mike last season.
Though fans may not know why Mike isn’t the new Bachelor, he doesn’t want them to be disappointed.
“Don’t feel bad for me at all. I am just so elated. I have so many things coming down the pipeline,” he said. “Don’t say nothing bad about my homie. Matt’s gonna do a great job.”
In his Instagram video, Johnson also commended ABC for their decision.
“I want to give also a huge shoutout to ABC. They listened to us,” he said, also shouting out the show’s fans for demanding more diversity and anti-racism efforts. “Give yourself a pat on the back. Seriously, that’s amazing.”
What do you think about the show’s decision to cast Matt James as the next Bachelor? Let us know, and if you love The Bachelor as much as we do, share this article with a friend! Keep tuning in to AfterBuzz TV for articles, videos and podcasts covering the best in pop culture news and discussion.
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Meagan Lynn is a host at AfterBuzz TV and Elon University graduate with a degree in journalism. She loves singing, listening to inspirational podcasts and watching reality TV.
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