BACHELOR host Chris Harrison has been FIRED from Cameo following ongoing backlash for his comments on the reality show’s racism problems.
The disgraced face of the ABC franchise has charged $350-$500 for personalized videos but on Monday, the website shut down access for fans to book Chris.
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Chris Harrison has been fired by Cameo following his comments over the Bachelor’s racism issuesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The Bachelor host charged between $350-$500 for a minute-long videoCredit: Twitter @ASDem
Chris, 49, joined the celebrity video-sharing platform in 2018 and has made hundreds of fan-requested messages since.
As stars set their own price for the service, the TV personality has long been one of the highest-charging celebs on Cameo.
He initially set the price tag at $500 per message – which averaged to be around 45-60 seconds long.
However, he recently dropped the hefty number down to $350 and continued fulfilling requests up until Sunday evening.
While it’s not clear the exact number of video’s he’s made, the Bachelor host has garnered 522 five-star reviews – with his most recent being just two days ago on February 21, 2021.
Fans can no longer book Chris on Cameo as the option has been removedCredit: CAMEO
Chris made videos for fans as recently as Sunday, February 21stCredit: CAMEO
The longtime host signed up for the video-sharing platform in 2018Credit: Twitter @ASDem
That number alone would mean Chris has racked in over $250,000 from his Cameo services.
Chris’ clips were uploaded as recently as this weekend however, the “Book” button has now been changed to “Notify me when available.”
When asked about Chris’ removal from the website, a spokesperson for the company told The Sun they do not condone “hate speech” of any kind.
The statement read: “While we do not endorse the beliefs or opinions of the Talent or fans who use Cameo, when it comes to content shared on Cameo, our platform policies and terms of service explicitly state that hate speech, inciting violence, harassing, and objectionable activity are expressly prohibited.
“Should we be notified of behavior that violates these rules, we enforce our policies in various ways, including issuing warnings, removing content from our Site, temporarily suspending account access, and in some cases, permanently banning users.”
Cameo added that celebs can also set their profiles as unavailable at any time themselves – but would not confirm if that was the case with Chris.
The TV figure made the controversial comments during an interview with Rachel LindsayCredit: Fox
Fans have urged ABC to have the ex-Bachelorette replace Chris as host of the showCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Rachael Kirkconnell was slammed for attending an ‘Old South’ party in 2018
The longtime face of the franchise added that he’s not the “woke police” and alleged certain things regarding race were acceptable in 2018 but not in 2021.
Following the backlash, the executive producer announced he was “stepping away” entirely from the franchise indefinitely to do some “learning.”
“The issue with Chris Harrison still using Cameo is that he said he would be removing himself from the Bachelor franchise for a period of time—he is clearly still using his association with #BachelorNation to make money during his “absence,” one person tweeted.
Another wrote: “Hi #ChrisHarrison was “taking time away” but also completed Cameo requests so I’m back with #FireChrisHarrison.”
“#ChrisHarrison is supposed to be taking time off to learn yet he has started doing cameos again. I would hate to meet the person willing to pay $350 for a CH cameo,” a third said.
His 24-piece ring collection – which ranged from $650-$3,500 – is also no longer available for purchase.
Chris has ‘stepped away’ from his hosting duties indefinitelyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Matt James broke his silence yesterday – calling Chris and Rachael’s comments ‘devastating’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
In addition, Procter & Gamble Co. announced they are considering using Chris’ already-filmed Crest commercials.
Adding to the repercussions, an episode of Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune starring Chris was also postponed and most likely completely scrapped, The Sun exclusively revealed.
He wrote in a statement: “The past few weeks have been some of the most challenging of my life, and while there are several episodes left of the season, it is important that I take the time to address the troubling information that has come to light since we wrapped filming.
“Including the incredibly disappointing photos of Rachael Kirkconnell and the interview between Rachel Lindsay and Chris Harrison.”
Fans have petitioned to permanently remove Chris as the host of the franchiseCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The TV star continued: “The reality is that I’m learning about these situations in real time, and it has been devastating and heartbreaking to put it bluntly.
“Chris’s failure to receive and understand the emotional labor that my friend Rachel Lindsay was taking on by graciously and patiently explaining the racist history of the Antebellum South, a painful history that every American should understand intimately, was troubling and painful to watch.”
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