Matt James Father: Matt sat down on March 8 of the ABC series, talking about their strange relations with his father, Manny James. Rachel spoke against the television moment in a new episode of the Podcast Bachelor party, telling listeners how the conversation was displayed “so disturbed.” Juliet Litman told the hoster, “I felt it in my soul, and I had to talk about it because I was so disturbed by what we just watched on stage in bachelor.
“What is the one thing we know about his dad? That he wasn’t there… that’s it. That’s all we know, which if you know anything about the stereotyping assigned to particular races. We know that if you know anything about the stereotypes assigned to certain races—here, the Black race—you know absent parents are stereotypes.
So that’s what Matt’s dad, and one of the few things that we know about Matt, is all we know.” Rachel has noted that his dad has not been in his lifetime and reflects on how the 29-year old black lead of The Bachelor has been portrayed in the series to date. “We know Matt has not been able, because he still has to overcome this hurdle, to open up and to fully manifest himself in those relationships.