MAFS under fire as fans slam lack of diversity: 'F***ing joke!'

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The highly anticipated 2021 season of Married At First Sight kicked off on Monday night and while some fans were loving the drama, others were noticeably disappointed thanks to a major oversight by producers.

As has been the issue with many shows on TV, fans called out the show over its clear lack of diversity amongst participants, with many people joking that all the men and women looked exactly the same.

MAFS bride Melissa and Bryce
Fans called out MAFS over its clear lack of diversity amongst participants, with many people joking that all the men and women looked exactly the same. Photo: Nine

"Really pushing the boat on cultural diversity with #MAFS NOT!" one annoyed fan wrote on Twitter. "F**king joke!"

"Looks like #MAFS didn’t make the same casting decisions when it comes to diversity as #AmazingRaceAU," another added.

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"#MAFS diversity? Different shades of blonde of course," someone else joked.

Lack of diversity meme
Many fans were angry about the lack of diversity. Photo: Twitter

"It’s extremely disappointing to see the lack of cultural diversity in @MarriedAU It’s 2021! Get with the times! " another wrote.

"Bleached hair and a fedora are not what we meant when we said we wanted 'diversity'," one user joked.

"All white, all skinny, no diversity #mafs," yet another angry fan wrote.

"They are all so different from each other... I mean the diversity of white 30-year-olds with beards is astounding!" someone else joked.

"Love that there’s more diversity in the ads on #MAFS than the actual show," another wrote.

Diversity meme on Twitter
Many joked that the men looked the same. Photo: Twitter

Others called out the fact there were only straight couples involved in the experiment, with one writing: "Yet again, no Queer couples on #MAFS. Also, we love to see the diversity of races on this show... #white."

It comes as fans are calling out shows now more than ever over their lack of diversity, especially following the Black Lives Matter movement last year.

Unfortunately, it seems the only shows that actually display the diversity we see in Australia are cooking shows.

Sure, that's a start, but we can only hope this changes in the near future.

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