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

THE BACHELOR - When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that â  what doesnâ  t kill you makes you stronger,â   Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the  21st season of ABCâ  s  hit romance reality series â  The Bachelor,â   premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth)
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13 Perfectly Shady Tweets Reacting to 'The Bachelorette' Finally Casting a Black Woman

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Published February 13, 2017

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.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: ABC/Mitch Haaseth)

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