Sad South Africans react to Love Island SA, only has one black woman and man on the show

Sad South Africans react to Love Island SA, only has one black woman and man on the show

The excitement at the premiere of affection Island SA on Sunday was palpable from fans across the country, at one point trending above President Cyril Ramaphosa’s level 1 lockdown announcement. But the keenness was tempered by disappointment at the shortage of colour. Hosted by media personality Leandie du Randt, the favored dating reality show first aired within the UK in 2015 and has gained an enormous following. Young attractive people trying to find love during a scenic island location, but thanks to the pandemic M-net’s first season was set in luxury accommodation within the Western Cape.

When the faces of the “islanders” started appearing, audiences weren’t pleased with the shortage of diversity chosen by the network. This is not the primary time M-net has been called out for its lack of diversity, another dating reality show Bachelor SA casting was also criticized. In Love Island SA there are only three people of colour including one black girl, while the remainder are white, Twitter users didn’t recoil from expressing their disappointment. This wasn’t the sole problem, there was also poor production quality at certain moments. there have been sound overlaps and no sound at the beginning of the show. generally, viewers had tons to mention, most of it not positive.

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