WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BET SHOWS

13 Perfectly Shady Tweets Reacting to 'The Bachelorette' Finally Casting a Black Woman

Are you here for this?

This season's Bachelor contestant Rachel Lindsay made history in the show earlier this season when she became the first Black woman to win the coveted "First Impression Rose." Now, Lindsay has made history in a much bigger way after ABC announced that she has been cast as the next Bachelorette

She will be the first Black woman to be the star of the series. While any racial barrier breaking occasion is, of course, a reason to celebrate, users on social media are not letting the franchise forget that this only took them a staggering 33 combined seasons to get right.

See which other Black entertainers are making history on television with BET Breaks, above.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

Select the types of notification you would like to receive from us. Please note, you must choose at least one.


By clicking subscribe, I consent to receiving newsletters and other marketing emails. Newsletters are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Users can unsubscribe at any time.