Former Bachelorette Star Hannah Brown speaks out in the wake of the backlash Chris Harrison‘s recent comments.

Earlier this week fans uncovered photos of the current Bachelor candidate on Reddit Rachael Kirkconnell Participation in an antebellum-themed fraternity, a racist party tradition that glorifies plantation culture and slavery. Kirkconnell is currently vying for love from Matt James, the first black bachelor.

Harrison, the longtime host of the dating franchise, appeared on Extra Rachel Lindsay, the first Black Bachelorette in the series to protect Kirkconnell from criticism she has received for her past behavior.

After claiming Kirkconnell was too young to understand the issue of the event and falsely claiming that the 2018 Old South parties were seen as more acceptable, Harrison said, “The bright police are out there. And that poor girl, Rachael that it just did. ” If you’ve never done this before, I don’t know how equipped you are to be awake enough, eloquent enough, and ready to deal with it. “