The biggest source of drama on Rachel’s season of The Bachelorette wasn’t about love — it was the beef between Kenny and Lee. These two started the season just fine, but then things got intense, with Lee continually escalating the drama with Kenny until they were both sent home. Then the revelation came that Lee sent some racially insensitive and sexist tweets before his time on the show. For example, as shown Monday night, he compared the KKK to the NAACP. But those tweets didn’t come to light until after The Bachelorette started airing, so the Men Tell All was the first time Rachel had to talk about all of this drama with the men. She definitely didn’t disappoint — Rachel’s reaction to Lee’s tweets on Men Tell All was simultaneously poised and pointed.
On the show, Rachel knew that Lee and Kenny had been fighting, and that's why she sent them both home. But she didn't know about the tweets at the time, and I'm sure that she has been itching to confront Lee. I mean, I am itching to confront Lee, and I wasn't even on the show. What I love about Rachel is that she's an attorney and can argue her way through anything. Case in point — her statement to Lee. She said:
I do know what you're saying, Rachel, and I hear you loud and clear. Lee needs a lesson on cultures that are different than his, and I think (I hope) he knows that now. Rachel did accept his eventual apology, but she didn't leave him off the hook. Her parting words to Lee encouraged him to get better:
Leave it to Rachel to perfectly encapsulate what everything is thinking.