Rachel Lindsay is stepping away from social media due to harassment from Bachelor Nation.
The former Bachelorette has disabled her Instagram account amid the ongoing discussion regarding racism surrounding the show and Chris Harrison exiting the franchise after a series of controversial remarks.
Rachel’s Higher Learning podcast co-host Van Lathan addressed her departure from social media in a video posted to his Instagram.
“She did it because that’s how much hate she’s getting from Bachelor fans who are spamming her with all kinds of rude and hateful things to say,” he shared.
“Y’all have got to get a f–king life. Seriously,” Van added.
Earlier this month, Rachel interviewed host Chris Harrison and they had a 14-minute conversation about current The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell and the backlash over her past racist behavior.
Chris defended Rachael‘s decision to attend an “antebellum plantation themed ball” in 2018 and undermined points Rachel was making throughout the discussion.
He apologized on Instagram for his remarks and later said that he would be stepping away from the franchise.
Rachel also announced that she would be leaving Bachelor Nation as soon as her contract was over in a recent episode of her podcast.