Chris Harrison reveals if we'll ever have a gay Bachelor (VIDEO)
Will we ever see a gay Bachelor? Chris Harrison has a definitive answer — and while it sort of makes sense, it still bums us out.
While many would love to see a gay man looking for love on The Bachelor (or a lesbian Bachelorette!) Harrison skated around the issue of whether or not the producers would go ahead with it by saying it would be a choice entirely dictated by the bottom line.
Basically, money talks via the audience.
"That's really who dictates where shows go on television — where we go socially [in] television, entertainment, everywhere," he told HuffPost Live in an interview this week. "They will dictate when it's time, if we're ready for that, if it would be successful, if it would be a good business move — the audience always dictates where we go in reality television."
While Harrison fully supports gay marriage, he has said in the past that business is business.
"Look, if you've been making pizzas for 12 years and you've made millions of dollars and everybody loves your pizzas and someone comes and says, 'Hey, you should make hamburgers.' Why? I have a great business model," he told The New York Times Magazine in February of 2014. "I don't know if hamburgers are going to sell.
"Is our job to break barriers, or is it a business? That’s not for me to answer. If you want to talk about that with me on a philosophical level, I’m happy to: I am 100 percent for equality and gay marriage."