The move followed a backlash Harrison sparked for defending "The Bachelor" contestant Rachel Kirkconnell when she was blasted online -- then apologized -- for old social-media posts perceived by many as culturally insensitive.
Season 25 starred Matt James as the dating competition show's first Black bachelor.
In an interview with "Extra" host Rachel Lindsay -- who became the first Black bachelorette in 2017 -- Harrison asked for "a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion" from the "woke police" for Kirkconnell.
He later apologized after he was accused of perpetuating racism.
"We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season," ABC Entertainment and Warner Horizon said in a joint statement to The Hollywood Reporter Friday evening.
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"As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within The Bachelor franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks."
"These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world."
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