Bachelor In Paradise alum, Mike Johnson, has agreed with Rachel Lindsay that ABC should have cast a Black Bachelor - after it was announced that Peter Weber would be the network's next Bachelor.
"Congratulations to Peter first and foremost. Then in regards to what Rachel was saying, I do agree with Rachel, that after 24 Bachelors, a black Bachelor should have been cast. But at the same time, ABC has been successful. They know what they're doing for their audience. They know what they're looking for. I wasn't the guy they were looking for at the moment," he said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.''
The network is facing backlash from the public after Peter was named as the next Bachelor instead of fan-favorite, Mike.
Mike says ABC should also consider other people of color:
"I think of diversity more than just black and white. And yes, Peter has a Cuban mom, but let's just be honest -- he's white, right? And that's just being completely transparent. I think that there should be an Asian lead, an Indian lead... diversity is not just black and white. It's not just salt and pepper."
Mike is currently rumored to now be dating pop singer Demi Lovato.