Netflix’s Love Is Blind is accused of unfair treatment toward their Black women cast members.
Lauren Speed, who appeared on the show’s first season in 2018 and married Cameron Hamilton, tweeted on October 24, “I don’t like how LIB be cutting all the black women. How come they are always in the trailer but not the show.”
She continued: “I know it’s slim pickings but about 85% of them couples be forced (just moving forward for entertainment purposes) anyway. Y’all could at least force some more sisters to move forward throughout the show.”
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In the current season, there are 15 women but only five were shown to get engaged on the show.
Back in February, Chris Coelen, the show’s creator, defended which couples get more airtime, telling Variety, “I think it’s very funny for people to say, ‘Oh, you put somebody who was, you know, heavier in there, and then you just didn’t follow them. It’s not like anybody wants that to happen or doesn’t want that to happen. What I want to have happen is just to be true to the experiment.”
He also added, “You put people in there. They can’t see each other. If they fall in love, then we follow it and if they don’t, we don’t.”
Love is Blind, in the past, has also faced similar criticism over what it does or doesn’t air. The first and second seasons had eight engaged couples, according to Variety, yet viewers only got to follow the journeys of six couples.
New episodes of Love Is Blind were released on Wednesday, with more set to drop on November 2.
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