MAFS has long been plagued with controversy around its casting process. First, it launched in a period where LGBT+ folks couldn't even get legally married, so naturally there was uproar around a show promoting 5-minute weddings.
While it feels that MAFS redeemed itself (it isn't so much about shotgun weddings as it is about developing your skills in relationships, like perseverance and communication), and while the casting team did include same-sex couples twice over the years, diversity seems to have gone out the window in 2021, as far as we can see from episode 1.
The comments from fans come after last year's Bachelor franchise was riddled with fan complaints around lack of diversity. Post-2020's Black Lives Matter resurgence, surely it's time for some diversity consciousness when it comes to casting?
This made us LOL, though.
God bless you, Twitter. If you missed the episode, catch up via our recap here.