Bachelor Matt James Says It’s ‘Frustrating’ Fans Assume His Winner Is White

Biracial Bachelor Matt James has said that he is frustrated that viewers of the show automatically assumed that his season’s winner is white.

During a recent interview with the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, Matt said it was “low-key frustrating” that it became such a talking point. “First off, people should, regardless of what they look like, want you to be happy with whoever you’re with,” he explained. “And if you knew anything about me, if you were close to me, you would know that the last women that I dated were all Black women.”


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During this season, the ladies are from extremely diverse backgrounds, but viewers don’t think that Matt, who was raised by his white mother, will choose a woman of color as his fiancee.

“When you’re dating somebody, if you’re excluding a race, then I don’t even know where to begin on that. What I’m looking for in a woman isn’t race specific,” he continued. “What I’m looking for may upset somebody. What I’m looking for isn’t a race. I don’t only exclusively date Black women. I don’t only exclusively date white women. I’ve dated all across the board, and I’ve found redeeming qualities in everybody, which is a blessing, and that’s why it’s so difficult for me throughout this season.”