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Embattled “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison broke his social media silence to offer Colton Underwood support after he came out as gay.

Harrison posted a photo on Instagram of him and Underwood and said he was “proud” of the former “Bachelor” star.

“Very proud of you today @coltonunderwood Happy to see you stand up and openly live your truth,” Harrison wrote on Wednesday after Underwood’s revealing interview on “GMA.” “You have my love and support my friend.”

This is Harrison’s first statement on social media since he apologized in February for “perpetuating racism” by defending controversial former contestant Rachael Kirkconnell earlier this year.

After pictures surfaced of Kirkconnell, 24, attending a plantation-themed party in 2018 as a college student — and she was accused of having “liked” racially insensitive social media posts — Harrison said fans should offer her “a little grace, a little understanding.”

In the aftermath, Harrison stepped away from the “Bachelor” franchises, and Emmanuel Acho was tapped to host last month’s “The Bachelor: After The Final Rose” special with star Matt James.

Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe were then named as Harrison’s replacements on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”

Although no decisions have been made regarding 49-year-old Harrison’s future in Bachelor Nation, Page Six exclusively revealed that he hired LA-based power lawyer Bryan Freedman.

“Chris has had a spotless record for 20 years … He has always been the good company man, but, after the way he’s been treated by producers and executives over the past couple of weeks, he’s run out of cheeks to turn,” a friend of Harrison’s previously told us.

“Now he’s ready to tell the truth about how things really work over there — and he has plenty of evidence to back him up.”

Freedman also represented Gabrielle Union in her dispute with “America’s Got Talent” at NBC.

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