I’ve never paid the slightest attention to the Bachelor franchise (which began way back in ’02), but I’ve been loving the whole Rachel Lindsay vs. Bachelor host Chris Harrison and Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell thing. Anything to do with wokesters vs. regular folks, I’m there.

It began with photos of clueless Kirkconnell wearing a 19th Century hoop dress at some kind of college sorority Antebellum party, which in turn led to a combative interview between Lindsay and Harrison on 2.9.21, which led to Harrison taking a leave of absence for (a) defending Kirkconnell too vigorously and (b) slagging wokesters. (Update: Harrison is now toast — he’s been replaced by Emmanuel Acho.)

Yesterday Lindsay deleted her Instagram account over intense harassment from traditional anti-woke Bachelor fans. This has led Lindsay’s “Higher Learning” podcast co-chost Van Lathan to defend her on Instagram.

Lathan: “Leave Rachel the fuck alone. Rachel is not responsible for Chris Harrison, a 49-year-old man who can’t read the room in these present 2021 times. It’s not her job to make excuses or provide cover for somebody who doesn’t understand what fucking triggers people in today’s world. This harassment is going too far. My co-host has zero today with the words of a grown-ass man who still doesn’t get it.

“@chrisbharrison are you okay with people getting at Rachel to the point she can’t even exist on [Instagram]. Is anyone from the entire Bachelor Nation going to stand up and condemn this harassment of a Black woman? Yo it’s just a fucking TV SHOW, y’all need to relax for real. I love you RACH. Fuck these people.”