We Might Not Be Getting Body Diversity On This Year's Love Island After All
We Might Not Be Getting Body Diversity On This Year's Love Island After All
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We Might Not Be Getting Body Diversity On This Year's Love Island After All

Whilst it's been heavily rumoured that Love Island bosses will be casting a more diverse range of contestants in 2019's upcoming season, it now seems that the reality might be very different.

Although Love Island was one of the most successful TV shows of 2018, it certainly hasn't been without its controversies. Aside from the recent debate as to whether the producers of the show provide enough mental health aftercare to contestants, the programme has long been criticised for failing to portray a wider range of body types amongst their contestants.

Many people have slammed the so-called 'Love Island effect', saying that the show makes young women - and men - feel bad about their own bodies when they see all of the 'perfect' slim women and men with six-packs on the programme.

Whilst it did look like things might be different this year, producers of the show have now denied that rumours of increased body diversity came from them - and emphasised the fact that they have always 'endeavour[ed] to have a diverse range of contestants appearing on the programme'.

Check out the video above to see the response one viewer got to an email to Love Island producers about body diversity...

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