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MORE RACISM?

Bachelors Nick Viall and Sean Lowe took their ladies on dates to plantations during past seasons before Rachael Kirkconnell attended an “Antebellum” party.

Amid the show’s ongoing backlash for its issues with racism, previous episodes have come to light that show the reality show filming on different plantations that once had hundreds of slaves. 

In 2017, villain-turned-lead Nick, 40, headed to New Orleans for a week of romance with his ladies – including future Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. 

Nick Viall went to a New Orleans plantation on his season of The Bachelor in 2017 Credit: HBO
Nick Viall went to a New Orleans plantation on his season of The Bachelor in 2017 Credit: HBO

While Rachel appeared to have fun dancing in the streets with a marching band parade, several women were asked on a group date to The Houmas Estate in Louisiana. 

The Houmas Estate was built in the early 1700’s and became known for growing sugar cane, cotton, corn, indigo, tobacco and more crops.

Years before in 2013, Bachelor Sean Lowe took finalist Lesley Murphy to The Estate Mt. Washington on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Sean Lowe went to a plantation in the US Virgin Islands as the Bachelor in 2013       Credit: YouTube
Sean Lowe went to a plantation in the US Virgin Islands as the Bachelor in 2013 Credit: YouTube

The 160-acre plantation was originally built as a Danish cotton and sugar factory in the 1700’s.





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