The Bachelors slammed by fans for a ‘lack of diversity’


The Bachelors slammed by fans for a ‘lack of diversity’ as the show announces it will have THREE white men looking for love in new season

The Bachelor has been rebranded as The Bachelors for the new season, which will see three suitors look for love. 

Drummer Jed McIntosh is locked in to appear on the reality dating show alongside professional basketballer Felix Von Hofe and life coach Thomas Malucelli.

Fans online reacted strongly to the announcement, with many slamming the show for a ‘lack of diversity’. 

Stars! The Bachelor has been rebranded as The Bachelors for the new season, which will see three suitors look for love. Pictured: Felix Von Hofe, Jed McIntosh and Thomas Malucelli

‘Wow three different hair colours! Progress!’ wrote one person on Instagram, while another added: ‘Three Bachelors yet no diversity’. 

‘Yay three white guys. Love the diversity’ one more added, with someone else agreeing: ‘I guess the diversity and inclusion department were on leave that day.’

‘White man. White man. White man. The diversity is next level!’ complained another person, while someone else wrote: ‘Why are they all white?’ 

Diverse opinions: Fans online reacted strongly to the announcement, with many slamming the show for a 'lack of diversity'

Diverse opinions: Fans online reacted strongly to the announcement, with many slamming the show for a ‘lack of diversity’

‘They’ve got three of them and they’re all white?? The math ain’t math-ing’ one more complained. 

‘Three white guys – where are your POC @channel10au such a fail’ another dissenter chimed in. 

Gogglebox Australia star Yvie Jones asked: ‘Are they all heterosexual?’ 

'Would it kill them to have some more diversity that's actually representative of Australia instead of casting not one, not two, but THREE white males in the series?' asked one fan

‘Would it kill them to have some more diversity that’s actually representative of Australia instead of casting not one, not two, but THREE white males in the series?’ asked one fan

 One person on Twitter wondered: ‘The jokes are funny, but real talk – what does the TheBachelorsAU franchise have against putting POCs as leads? 

‘Would it kill them to have some more diversity that’s actually representative of Australia instead of casting not one, not two, but THREE white males in the series?’

Official confirmation that the show will feature three suitors came via The Project on Monday night, with Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg making the announcement. 

Looking for love: Drummer Jed McIntosh is locked in to appear on the reality dating show

Looking for love: Drummer Jed McIntosh is locked in to appear on the reality dating show

Fit: Professional basketballer Felix Von Hofe is also one of the trio of bachelors

Fit: Professional basketballer Felix Von Hofe is also one of the trio of bachelors

Life goals: Life coach Thomas Malucelli completes the line up

Life goals: Life coach Thomas Malucelli completes the line up 

‘We are so excited. We’re doing a world first. No-one in the world has ever had three bachelors, and so therefore the way it works, the way everyone gets to know each other is very different this year,’ Osher said. 

‘It is already been fascinating. We have been going for a while now and it is already just electrifying what we are seeing. 

‘Not only do we go to head office to say can we have three bachelors, we want to do it without candles and without fairy lights, that is a meeting we had to get through!’

Official: Official confirmation that the show will feature three suitors came via The Project on Monday night, with Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg (pictured) announcing the 'world first'

Official: Official confirmation that the show will feature three suitors came via The Project on Monday night, with Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg (pictured) announcing the ‘world first’

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