Bachelorette Hannah Brown follows Rachael Kirkconnell as she's accused of once attending 'racist' antebellum party

BACHELORETTE Hannah Brown has been accused of once attending "racist antebellum party" after the Rachael Kirkconnell controversy surfaced.

Fans of the show have claimed that Hannah, 26, was also photographed at an "plantation – themed event" like Rachael, who has since issued an apology.


The Bachelorette star supposedly posted pictures from a similar party on Instagram before hastily removing it after responding to fans outrage about Rachael's actions.

One fan tweeted out screenshots of the photo of Hannah – who was accused of saying the n-word in an Instagram video last year – posing in an Old South-style gown with an unidentified companion in college back in 2014.

In the caption, the reality star said she was attending "my Tuscaloosa Belles presentation" followed by the hashtag #toocute.

Outraged users issued their condemnation on Twitter and pointed out that "all have been silent on this since the Chris Harrison / Racheal Kirkconnel interviews."

Others leapt to Hannah's, with one fan noting that she "was selected as a Tuscaloosa Belle to be a representative/host w/ probably 50 other girls."



"They present them at a ceremony," she said. "My city has Belles too & some were black girls who signed up. Educate yourself on what you are seeing before you attack."

The Tuscaloosa Belles is based in Hannah's home state of Alabama and describes itself as being committed to "history, knowledge, beauty [and] grace."

Its website states: "The Tuscaloosa Belles is a service organization that encourages a 2-year commitment of young women to learn and become involved in the various preservation opportunities in our community.

"Belles actively participate in the preservation of the heritage of our community as the youngest members of the Preservation Society.

"They do this actively through education, involvement in community service, and training for leadership. 


The Sun has contacted Hannah, The Tuscaloosa Belles, and ABC for comment.

Hannah had shared her thoughts on The Bachelor "racism" controversy on Saturday after host Chris was accused of defending Rachael going to an “Old South” plantation party in 2018.

This prompted a major backlash as his Celebrity Wheel of Fortune episode was axed and Bachelor contestants have called for him to be permanently fired for "defending racism."

An ABC production insider exclusively told The Sun that the network had halted Chris' episode on the popular game show "indefinitely."


Chris had told former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay – the first Black lead in the show’s history – that he wasn't "the woke police," claiming the racism problems were “okay” in 2018 but “not in 2021." He has since apologized.

Rachel has now blasted Hannah for deleting her Tuscaloosa Belles post when her “Higher Learning” podcast cohost Van Lathan held an Ask Me Anything on Reddit yesterday.

When one fan asked her about Hannah's deleted post, Rachel replied: "Wait seriously? This is why actions speak louder than words.

"This is why we have uncomfortable conversation and this could have really been a big teaching moment.

"We cant [sic] continue on a path of pretending things did not happen or running away from them. We do not 'learn and grow' from that."


Before deleting the controversial post, Hannah said: "Lord knows I've made mistakes, but I have learned this past year if we want to move forward we have to confront where we have fallen short.

"And it's so important that we lift up and listen and value and encourage underrepresented voices. We just have to be better."

"While being accountable has helped me so much as a person, I'm still not a perfect person.

"But I do remain committed to the work and I'm so humbled and truly grateful to be on this journey and I can only hope that I can encourage others to educate themselves."

Last year, Hannah was embroiled in her own "racism" scandal last year when she said the N-word as she sang DaBaby's "Rockstar" on her Instagram Story.

When fans called her out, she initially denied she had said it before issuing a half-hearted apology that was slammed by Rachel. Hannah then admitted there was "no excuse" for the "unacceptable" language.

Hannah then took a social media break before returning and acknowledging she "had to go through a process" and "been on a journey these past two weeks."

"I don't want to be an ignorant white girl who uses the N-word," Brown said. "I learned that I have to take responsibility and accountability for my actions.

"I have learned that there are things I cannot say."





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