Former Bachelorette Georgia Love has spectacularly blasted Channel 9’s Love Island, just minutes after the show debuted last night.
Writing on Twitter, Love said she was “appalled” by the “absolutely abhorrent” show.
I am so appalled by #LoveIslandAU I’m not even going to justify a worthwhile tweet about it. Absolutely abhorrent.
— Georgia Love (@GeorgieALove) May 27, 2018
When questioned about the “irony” of her criticisms, given she also found love on reality TV, the journalist broke down exactly about what her issue with the show is.
“The ignorance of thinking my experience of being in control of who I wanted to date was in any way similar to being literally picked from a lineup of girls in bikinis and high heels by men cracking sexual innuendos in the first five minutes,” she replied to a comment on Twitter.
Love Island, well known for its tacky, trashy, addictive story lines born from the UK version, saw five bikini-clad women in heels line up, waiting to be chosen by five men arriving at their Spanish villa.
Not unlike its rival Bachelor in Paradise, Love Island stipulates contestants “couple up” as a means of getting through the competition, with the final couple standing given the opportunity to stay together or take home $50,000.
Upon airing for the first time in Australia, Twitter was predictably split.
This is a collection of the worst people on earth #LoveIslandAU
— Rob Stott (@Rob_Stott) May 27, 2018
Is it just me or does #LoveIslandAU seem really fake in every sense?! What’s with the constant zooming in on boobs and butts?! Plastic, fake, barbie and ken dolls? Tv is really getting desperate for new reality shows! Blah!
— Rie (@Shh_RieRie) May 27, 2018
#LoveIslandAU To any young women watching this please rest assured – dumb is not fun, stupid is not cute and good looks don’t last for ever.
— Gidgit VonLaRue (@GidgitVonLaRue) May 27, 2018
People who have absolutely zero banter are the ones who say they have banter. #LoveIslandAU
— Michael Beveridge (@mickyb273) May 27, 2018
We’re not even 60 seconds into this and it’s already a raging dumpster fire ???? #LoveIslandAU
— Matt Smithson (@mattsmithson) May 27, 2018
So cringe but I couldn’t look away and couldn’t be more addicted already #LoveIslandAU
— Lisa (@SeeWantShop) May 27, 2018
Holy shit balls I’m already dying! I love how the Aussie girls aren’t teeny tiny or too plastic like the UK ones! (Other than the fake boobs) this is going to be interesting. They’re all like 12 though #loveislandau
— Angie and Yvie (@angieandyvie) May 27, 2018
I can feel my brain cells withering and dying by the second #LoveIslandAU
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 27, 2018
People acting like #LoveIslandAU is a terrible show and starting drama about it, have probably never heard of it before tonight need to watch last year’s UK season before having opinions.
— Harry’s Next Wife (@hanaphylaxis) May 27, 2018
This is next level awful yet I can’t stop watching #LoveIslandAU
— Dr Kirstin Ferguson (@kirstinferguson) May 27, 2018
Lol, of course #LoveIslandAU is trashy AF. What were you all expecting, existential crises and deep, meaningful discussions on the work of Jung and Nietzsche? ????
— seapunk aesthete ???? (@BiancaNeveXO) May 27, 2018
Considering Love Island Australia airs Sunday through to Thursday at 8.30pm on 9Go!, you can be sure that there will be pleeeeenty more of these comments to come.