It's pretty much impossible not to fall in love with Rachel Lindsay, ABC's first Black "Bachelorette." The reality TV star is funny, gorgeous, a driven lawyer, and an actual role model when it comes to handling Twitter trolls — even ones who are fellow "Bachelor" alums.
Meet Leah Block. You'd be forgiven for not knowing who she is.
(Quick refresher: She was a contestant on Ben Higgins' season of "The Bachelor." There were a LOT of blonde girls whose names started with "L's" that season, we know.)
In addition to being an incredibly generic reality TV contestant, Block also has a very bad, racist sense of humor and she isn't afraid to show it.
Like most of us, Block was watching "The Bachelorette" last night. Unlike most of us, Block had this appallingly racist thing to tweet about the show:
She tweeted, "I'm sitting here watching @BacheloretteABC and my roommate just sat down on the couch and said, 'What is this? @LoveAndHipHop_?' DEAD."
Yeah. Yikes. Of course, Lindsay had the perfect response to such a bizarrely racist tweet: She killed two birds with one stone, or rather, two Le(ah)s with one stone.
"Let me know if she wants to meet Lee... they sound like they would have a lot in common," she responded, using the hashtag #ihavetimetoday.
(Lee is currently a contestant on Lindsay's season, but the internet recently unearthed some troublingly racist and sexist tweets on his account, where he said he "hates Islam," implied all feminists are ugly, and called Black Lives Matter "a terrorist group.")
Of course, Block deleted the tweet and went on the defense, which basically amounted to: "I'm not racist, I just think racist jokes are funny."
Super compelling argument.
The internet wasn't having that lame excuse, though. And neither was Lindsay, who responded, "Naw you just aren't funny."
After that chillingly simple-yet-effective burn, Block vanished from the Twitter-sphere to the disappointment of literally no one.
Block's "joke" was stupid and offensive, and her defense was even worse.
She obviously approved of the joke if she thought it was so hilarious to laughingly share with all of her followers. Even if you didn't personally say the racist thing, laughing at it and passing it on makes you complicit. We hope Block's learned a lesson from all this, but something tells us when she re-emerges on Twitter, she'll be just as tone-deaf as ever.
But hey, thank goodness for Rachel Lindsay, who handled the situation flawlessly. If we could give her a rose for best comeback, we would.