By Randall Yip, AsAmNews Executive Editor
Popular Bachelorette contestant Ethan Kang took to Instagram to call for more Asian representation on the program.
Just days after being eliminated by Rachel Recchia, Kang said “As a Korean American man I want to say how truly honored I am to be the first full Asian American to make it this far on The Bachelorette. With that said, why has it taken this damn long? As the only Asian male this season, it made me think: where’s the Asian representation? @bachelornation I believe love should never be discriminated by shape, color, creed, or sexual orientation!”
His comments follow days of Bachelorette fans taking to social media to lobby for Kang to be named the next Bachelor. If that were to happen, it would make Bachelor history as an Asian American man has never been the Bachelor.
Ethan, Tino, and Aven were the last three contestants left standing before Rachel Monday night and fans were stunned to see Ethan being left without a rose.
“Rach, thank you for everything. I wish you nothing but the best,” Ethan said, immediately following his rejection.
“I just want you to know, you have made this experience so positive for me, thank you,” Rachel told him.
“Thank you for this opportunity. You light up every room you’re in, too.”
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