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