Wendy Williams mocks Bachelor's Rachael Kirkconnell by making 'blackface' joke after star accused of 'racist' behavior

WENDY Williams mocked Bachelor frontrunner Rachael Kirkconnell by making a "blackface" joke on the show.

The 24-year-old was recently accused of "racist" behavior after photos of her wearing an antebellum-style dress resurfaced on social media.


Wendy joked about last night's hometown dates episode, which saw Rachael crash into the ground during a scary skydiving accident. 

Emergency medical personnel were rushed to the scene, but Rachael was ultimately was okay.

During Hot Topics the daytime talk show host laughed: "…The whole side of her face must be scraped up and black-and-blue… black-faced and blue."

Earlier in the segment, Wendy broke down Bachelor Matt James' handling of Rachael's racism scandal.



She explained: "Maybe all this backpedaling is because she's the winner of The Bachelor. It won't last… I wonder if he picked her though…

"I don't think this is a couple who will last even if he did pick her or whoever he picks because he [Matt] just seems boring to me."

Rachael previously issued an apology statement for the controversial photos on Instagram, writing: "I'm here to say I was wrong. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”

She continued: "Racial progress and unity are impossible without (white) accountability, and I deserve to be held accountable for my actions."



Recently, Matt shared a statement regarding the racism scandal involving Rachael: "The past few weeks have been some of the most challenging of my life, and while there are several episodes left of the season, it is important that I take the time to address the troubling information that has come to light since we wrapped filming, including the incredibly disappointing photos of Rachael Kirkconnell and the interview between Rachel Lindsay and Chris Harrison.

"The reality is that I'm learning about these situations in real-time, and it has been devastating and heartbreaking, to put it bluntly. Chris's failure to receive and understand the emotional labor that my friend Rachel Lindsay was taking on by graciously and patiently explaining the racist history of the Antebellum South, a painful history that every American should understand intimately, was troubling and painful to watch.

"As Black people and allies immediately knew and understood, it was a clear reflection of a much larger issue that The Bachelor franchise has fallen short of addressing adequately for years. I will continue to process this experience, and you will hear more from me in the end.

Show host Chris Harrison also faced major backlash for defending Rachael in the interview and later apologized for his hurtful words.

He announced he was temporarily stepping away from the reality franchise and will not host the upcoming After the Final Rose special.

Chris' decision came after viewers demanded the longtime host be fired and 25 women from the current season rallied together to denounce his comments defending Rachael.

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