Matt believes that if the experience had been more honest, it might have brought some topics to the table that would have been uncomfortable for the average Bachelor viewer. 

He said, “If they aren’t willing to have this conversation, then they should seriously consider not going there in any way.” People who don’t identify as Black cannot understand certain aspects of being Black. They can’t handle it. However, it is my life.”

However, they do offer some advice on silver linings.

The former footballer said that one of my main motivations for joining the show was to meet someone compatible with me.

It’s all good when it ends well

Matt’s book has more details First Impressions: On-Screen Conversations with a Bachelor About Race, Family, And ForgivenessAvailable now