Twitter Reacts to Seeing Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell's 'Bachelor' Love Story Play Out

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Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell's love story continues to play out on The Bachelor. Amid Rachael's ongoing racism controversy, her love story with Matt is still unfolding and fans have a lot of feelings about it.

Monday's episode of the reality series saw Rachael breaking down over the Fantasy Suite dates and telling Matt, "I picture you as my future husband."

Later, Matt promised that he was only going to be truthful with her and admitted, "I'm falling in love with you."

"I'm head over heels for you. I'm completely in love with you," she responded. At the rose ceremony, Matt chose to move forward with Rachael and Michelle, sending Bri home.

Needless to say, many fans had a bit less enthusiasm for the burgeoning romance, and took to Twitter to express their thoughts over Matt's decision to choose Rachael over Bri.

Other fans were disappointed that is seems Matt's eventual choice has all but been decided. Others remarked on how the finale will inevitably be awkward, in light of what has happened since the show taped.

Kirkconnell's past actions came to light in January, when a TikTok user accused the early front-runner of previously bullying her for dating Black men. Then, another user accused Kirkconnell of liking racist photos. Pics have also surfaced of Kirkconnell at an Old South plantation-themed party while in college. Kirkconnell has since apologized and asked people to stop defending her actions.

After encouraging people to offer Rachael "grace" in an interview with Rachel LindsayBachelor host Chris Harrison decided to step aside from the franchise "for a period of time." He has since apologized for his comments and said that he plans to return to his hosting duties.

Meanwhile, next week's preview shows Matt having difficult conversations with his mom, and, like both of the women who remain, breaking down emotionally over the choice he must now make.

The Bachelor airs Mondays on ABC.

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