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Shawn Ryan has no love for 'The Bachelor,' calling the show 'racist'

March 17, 2011 |  5:15 pm

Bachelor Shawn Ryan, one of TV's top producers of dramatic fare, is handing a thorny rose to ABC's "The Bachelor" franchise.

Ryan, the creator of "The Shield" and Fox' "The Chicago Code," is blasting the producers of the dating relationship series for comments regarding the show's lack of cultural diversity. Creator Mike Fleiss said recently that the reason why a person of color has not been cast in the main role of bachelor or bachelorette is because minorites have not "come forward."

Ryan tweeted that the explanation was nonsense and that the show was guilty of "straight up racism."

To see more about "The Bachelor" and Ryan's criticism, read here.

— Greg Braxton

Photo: Brad Womack proposes to Emily Maynard on the season finale of "The Bachelor."

Credit: ABC/Mark Wessels.