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Love Island SA slammed for lack of diversity

1 March 2021 1:40 PM
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reality show
Love Island
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A picture showing an almost exclusively white line-up for the reality dating show has #LoveIslandOrania trending on Twitter.

The South African version of the hugely popular British dating reality show Love Island hits our screens last night, but after a picture of the cast was posted on Twitter, South Africans have been left asking "where are all the black people?"

Within hours of the Tweet being posted #LoveIslandOrania was trending - in reference to the infamous 'whites-only' Northern Cape town.

"Why is [SIC] they only a few black people on the show ???" asked one baffled Twitter user.

While another called for viewers to report the show to the broadcasting regulator for lack of representation.

However, a closer look at the full line up of contestants for season 1 of the show appears to paint a more inclusive picture.

But the representation did not go far enough for some people:




1 March 2021 1:40 PM
Tags:
reality show
Love Island
Love Island SA
reality dating show

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