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‘Bachelorette’ star Rachel Lindsay calls out New York Magazine for ‘misrepresenting’ her with a ‘clickbait headline’: ‘Very disappointing and disrespectful’

Summary List PlacementRachel Lindsay called out New York Magazine for the "clickbait headline" used on the print version of her recent cover story. Lindsay, who penned a personal essay for the publication about her experience with the "Bachelor" franchise," took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the headline, which reads "Oops, I blew up 'The Bachelor'" and appears on the cover of the June 21 print edition of the magazine.  "While it was a very collaborative experience, they decided to misrepresent me with the headline that was chosen for the cover," the reality star and lawyer wrote. (The online version...

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Rachel Lindsay called out New York Magazine for the “clickbait headline” used on the print version of her recent cover story.

Lindsay, who penned a personal essay for the publication about her experience with the “Bachelor” franchise,” took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the headline, which reads “Oops, I blew up ‘The Bachelor'” and appears on the cover of the June 21 print edition of the magazine. 

“While it was a very collaborative experience, they decided to misrepresent me with the headline that was chosen for the cover,” the reality star and lawyer wrote. (The online version of the headline currently reads: “Rachel Lindsay has no roses left to burn.”)

“Those are not my words nor are they a reflection of how I feel. In fact, it is in stark contrast to the context of the piece,” Lindsay continued. “For me, it is very disappointing and disrespectful that the very notion I was trying to refute was used against me by the publication for a clickbait headline.” 

She concluded her statement by telling followers that her “truth” and “thoughts” are “told on the inside of the magazine,” and that she’s still “proud” of the article itself. 

Representatives for Lindsay didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

When reached for comment, a spokesperson for New York told Insider in an email, “New York Magazine is incredibly proud to have published Rachel Lindsay’s powerful, first-person story, detailing her experience with ‘The Bachelor’ franchise. We were sorry to learn that she is unhappy with the cover line (which was not meant as a direct quote), but it shouldn’t take away from the candor and bravery of her words in the piece.” 

Lindsay’s criticism of the headline comes as the “Bachelorette” star (who made history as the franchise’s first Black Bachelorette) has openly taken issue with the way the franchise, along with former host Chris Harrison, has dealt with issues of race and racism both on and off the show. 

In March, Lindsay interviewed Harrison about the controversy surrounding Rachael Kirkconnell, the eventual winner of Matt James’ season of “The Bachelor,” who was criticized after photos emerged of her wearing an antebellum-style plantation dress in college.

After Harrison defended Kirkconnell, calling for people to give her “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion,” he faced backlash from fans and franchise stars like Lindsay alike. 

Harrison eventually stepped down from his role as host after reportedly reaching an eight-figure deal with the network.

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