'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Just Clapped Back At This Racist Tweet In The Best Way Possible

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Just Clapped Back At This Racist Tweet In The Best Way Possible
'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Just Clapped Back At This Racist Tweet In The Best Way Possible
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If you’ve been watching The Bachelorette this season, you know that Rachel Lindsay isn’t into dealing with any kind of drama. And, if she spots it, she’s going to shut it down ASAP. Apparently that happens IRL, too, because she just clapped back at a former Bachelor contestant who made an insensitive comment on Twitter.

Here’s what happened: Leah Block, who competed for Ben Higgins’ heart on The Bachelor and season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise, decided it was a good idea to tweet this out, per E!, while watching Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette: "I'm sitting here watching @BacheloretteABC and my roommate just sat down on the couch and said, 'What is this? @LoveAndHipHop_?' DEAD." (In case you’re not familiar with it, Love & Hip Hop is a VH1 reality show that has a largely black cast.) The tweet has since been deleted.

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This season of The Bachelorette has been praised for its diversity—Rachel is the first black Bachelorette ever, and there is a diverse group of men competing for her heart—but clearly that didn’t resonate with Leah.

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Astrid Loch, who starred on the last season of The Bachelor alongside Rachel spotted the tweet and wrote back: "Are you watching with Lee?" (The Lee in question is a current Bachelorette contestant who has stirred up trouble with two black castmates and reportedly wrote tweets in 2015 that were racist and sexist.)

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Apparently Rachel got wind of Leah’s tweet and wrote this (although she ended up deleting her tweet as well):

Rachel’s response is amazing on so many levels: First, she pretty much addresses the fact that she’s now well aware that Lee isn’t worth keeping around. And, even though he’s still technically in the running for her heart on the show, it’s clear he won’t be for long. Next, she makes it clear that this is racism, and she’s not having it. #BestBacheloretteEver.

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