The Real Reason Bachelorette Host Kaitlyn Bristowe Is Asking Fans To Donate

Slowly but surely, it seems like The Bachelor franchise is implementing more culturally aware changes. Longtime host Chris Harrison issued a public apology after defending Season 25 winner Rachael Kirkconnell's racially-insensitive social media activity, and Harrison is "stepping away" from Bachelor Nation in the midst of scandal. Now, there are two new hosts for the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, and fans are ready for a much-needed shakeup. 

Former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are slated to host the first of two Bachelorette seasons in 2021. Sex-positive marketing manager Katie Thurston will be taking over Season 17 this spring, with runner-up Michelle Young following in the summer due to her teaching schedule, per PeopleKatie's season starts filming at the end of March 2021 in New Mexico, and host Kaitlyn has some thoughts about the production location.

Keep scrolling to find out why Kaitlyn is now asking fans to help her give back to those from New Mexico.

Kaitlyn Bristowe wants 'Bachelor' Nation to give back to indigenous people

Kaitlyn Bristowe wants fans — and The Bachelor franchise — to donate to Native American communities while filming in New Mexico. During an Instagram Story Q&A in March 2021, Kaitlyn answered a fan question about how she gives back to the community. "I actually just took a course on anti-oppression and we were talking about what land we're on, no matter where you are in the world," Kaitlyn explained. "So I looked up New Mexico, what Native American land we're on, and I'm actually going to ask Bachelor to give back some money with me." She added via the caption on the video that she's doing this, "since we are working and playing here."

Kaitlyn also urged followers to visit to learn more. Fans immediately applauded Kaitlyn's efforts and transparency. "That's awesome of her. I think she's really trying to be more informed and socially conscious, and this is a neat way to do that," a fan shared on Reddit. "This is great. She is being proactive, not reactive," another user responded. "This is the work that we all need to be doing ourselves as well as holding Bachelor Nation accountable for! Amazing," someone wrote.

Seems like her hosting gig is already off to a strong start!