The Bachelorette franchise has always had a diversity issue, so when Elly Miles and sister Becky were announced as the dual 2020 Bachelorettes there were, unsurprisingly, many who took issue with Channel 10's decision.
Bachelor In Paradise star Mary Viturino was just one who called out the lack of diversity the series continues to promote, taking to Instagram to share her thoughts on the latest announcement.
Posting a photo of all the former Bachelorettes - from Sam Frost to Sophie Monk - Mary wrote: “While every single one of these women are beautiful, inspiring and deserving to find love, I was hoping Bachelorette would have listened to the Australian public – who have been asking for more diversity,” adding, that even when POC are cast they receive a "lack of screen time" and pointed to Niranga Amarasinghe as an example.
Mary went on to add that there were so many "boss Indigenous past contestants" that could have been cast, including Brooke Blurton and Renee Barrett.
Mary's post comes after Niranga accused one of his fellow Bachelor In Paradise co-stars of racism.
"When one particular [person] comes out saying they got a bad edit, it infuriated me," he wrote. "There were so many more nasty comments to me and other people. One particular moment telling several people they wouldn't take me back to the parents because of where I was from."
"Can't pronounce my name and doesn't even know where I'm from. I accept rejection it's life, but this I don't...not once have they ever apologised. You know the one."
Niranga chose not to name who he was referring to.
He also added his support for Jamie Doran, who is reportedly taking legal action against Channel 10. "People like @jamiecdoran got over the top edits. Love you bro," he wrote.