ABC's The Bachelor Sued For Racial Discrimination
Posted on Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:10 AM PDT

the_bachelor_finale_ring_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are being sued for alleged racial discrimination for choosing white people for the lead roles in the reality show.

Earlier this week, a group of Nashville residents led by Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a suit on Wednesday claiming that the shows have excluded the use of non-whites at the risk of alienating advertisers and white viewers, who are in the majority. They also include that almost all of the suitors in both shows have been white.

“The refusal to hire minority applicants is a conscious attempt to minimize the risk of alienating their majority-white viewership and the advertisers targeting that viewership,” the lawsuit says. “Nevertheless, such discrimination is impermissible under federal law.”