TV Series - Aug 29, 2022
Love Is Blind's lack of body diversity has sparked backlash after Vanessa Lachey claimed that contestants were "insecure."Speaking to Insider, Lachey discussed the lack of diverse body representation on the Netflix dating show she hosts with her husband Nick Lachey. As a result of "insecurity" and "being afraid to be themselves", diverse contestants may not make it past the "pods" stage of the dating "experiment".
According to Lachey, contestants with diverse bodies may not make it past the first stage of the dating show because of their insecurities due to this swipe generation and catfishing. Netflix's casting process gives people who may not fit conventional beauty standards a "fair shot" according to the 41-year-old, who said that the couples who have progressed past the pod's stage of the "experiment" over the last two seasons were conventionally beautiful.
The show follows male and female contestants who, in the first stage, communicate through walls from separate pods. The contestants then move on to the next stage, where they meet in person and continue dating if they form a relationship. It makes me wonder if they don't have enough time in those two weeks to find themselves, let alone be themselves to find that spouse," Lachey continued. The comments Lachey made on social media have been criticized.
Vanessa Lachey said the reason bigger women aren't featured on Love Is Blind is because they are insecure? One person wrote on Twitter that the girl should have said nothing. As fans pointed out, Netflix had advertised season two as having a more body-diverse cast, since the trailer featured contestants discussing various body insecurities. When the show aired, plus-size contestants appeared only in the first episode.