Mike Johnson Reacts To New Bachelor

Bachelorgram: “Don’t feel bad for me.” Mike Johnson reacts to Matt James as the new Bachelor 

Meagan Lynn

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 15, 2020 4:28 pm pst

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Mike Johnson is sharing his reaction to the new Bachelor.

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Self-Love, let's have a conversation around defining that. I personally love how bell hooks describes love as, "To truly love we must learn to mix various ingredients — care, affection, recognition, respect, commitment, and trust, as well as honest and open communication." In order to love yourself you must do right by yourself, that means at times putting in the hard work to become the best version of yourself. Don't overwhelm yourself in all aspects at once though, choose an area you'd like to become better in first. Learning the new trades of your career, asking for quality feedback, even having that conversation you've (and myself) been avoiding and actually acknowledge them. Love ya homie 💯 As we move into 2020 what's steps are you engaging to increase your Self-Love? #selflovefirst #selflovetribe #selfloveisthebestlove #amorsui 📷: @marccolcer

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“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.”

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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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