If you look at the dating pool around you, you will meet all kinds of people - from different races to religions. Amidst this, who you choose to date is a decision for you and only you. However, imagine being denied that diversity despite being on a dating reality TV show!
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Love Island All Stars has found itself in yet another race row (yes, this isn’t the first time) as Kaz Kamwi was dumped last week with three blonde bombshells who took her place and another ‘white’ bombshell who arrived later - Adam Maxted.
Former Love Island star hints ‘black’ islanders were ‘declined or refused’
As Kaz was dumped from the villa, former islander Rachel Finni shared that the show hasn’t been kind to black contestants. The 29-year-old previously claimed that she was put on the show for diversity. Rachel rose to fame after appearing on series 7 of the show.
In her recent claims, after Kaz Kamwi was dumped from the villa, Rachel took to her Instagram and became vocal about the lack of diversity yet again. According to The Independent, she insisted that Love Island bosses rejected many black islanders for the new All Stars spin-off. She wrote:
Just know that the black islanders are talking in the DMs.
A lot were declined. Some refused. But there’s still many to pick from...Where tf are they on our screens?
Not just the black islanders, Rachel also took a stand for other diversity criteria and shared:
I’d also like to point out that I want diversity reflected in ALL aspects ethnicity, body type, disability etc. I of course speak more where I relate.
Love Island All Stars fans echo the same sentiments
Much to show bosses’ surprise - who wanted to bring together Jake Cornish and Liberty Poole (or not), many Love Island fans have also echoed the same emotions as Rachel. Seeing how there wasn’t any potential match for Kaz on the show, her dumping was bound to happen at some time, reports The Mirror.
Some fans took to X (formerly Twitter) and shared:
Kaz never stood a chance. They never brought in someone for her. This show couldn’t be any more racist.
Why is it the same kind of people going in. Where is the diversity.
The Independent: Love Island fans call out lack of diversity following contestant’s brutal dumping from villa
Mirror: ITV2 Love Island All Stars diversity row as three more blondes enter and Kaz gets dumped