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Lauren Speed Hamilton, a contestant on Netflix’s reality dating show, Love Is Blind, took to Twitter to address her displeasure as to how the show didn’t highlight women of color as much as other castmates.

The popular show, now in its third season, showed a fairly good amount of Black women during the trailer just not during the show, per Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

Despite the Network publicly displaying the participant’s profiles as ammunition to excite fans, Hamilton didn’t believe that wasn’t enough representation of Black people.

She sounded off on Twitter saying,

“I don’t like how LIB be cutting all the Black women. How come they are always in the trailer but not the show…,” Hamilton wrote.

The reality TV star shared another tweet stating,

“I know it’s slim pickings but about 85% of the couples be forced (just moving forward for entertainment purposes) anyway. [You all] could at least force some more sisters to move forward throughout the show.”

Her thread was followed up with other women pondering the same thoughts she has. One user wrote,

“I watched one episode of season 3 and I was not impressed at all. I [want to] see more black women finding love on TV. It’s so sad.”

Another user agreed saying,

“30 minutes into the first episode and I already knew where it was going. The way I yelled about [production] focusing on Colleen vs. giving someone else some airtime. Also, again with the lack of plus size women AND men.”

However, one commenter theorized that the show’s creators focuses more on those who got engaged versus the process for the collective,

“Apparently in every season other couples do connect and get engaged, but “due to limited time and resources” the creator says the team focuses only on 10 out of the 30 cast mates. So they [definitely] could be engaged and what not just not shown.”

Now Hamilton did admit despite the show journeying select couples throughout each season, there are other couples that do get engaged but don’t receive film time, according to Elite Daily.

The show’s co-host, Vanessa Lachey, sparked her own controversy around the show when she detailed why some participants are too “insecure” to be on the show due to body type,

“Their whole life they’ve been so insecure about being themselves because of this crazy swipe generation that we are in and this catfishing world that we’re in, that they’re so afraid to be themselves,” she said during an interview.

PASADENA, CA – APRIL 27: Nick and Vanessa Lachey attend the 2018 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Center on April 27, 2018 in Pasadena, Texas. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

 A new episode is set to air on Wednesdays throughout the season.

Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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