There’s a lot of focus on ‘body diversity’ these days. Most people realise that everybody is different and ideally they’d be represented as equally as possible on TV, but when it comes to a TV show like ‘Love Island’ the show is unsurprisingly dominated by people who are more, shall we say, ‘beach body ready’.
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Well some people aren’t really happy about that and are voicing their displeasure at the 2019 Love Island line-up. Anna Vakili, 28, is flaunted as the show’s first ever ‘curvy’ female contestant, but some viewers don’t really think she’s all that curvy.
What do you think?
I’d probably class that as ‘curvy’ but then what do I know? Here’s what others think:
i don’t even watch love island but they were meant to be bringing more diversity and plus size to the show and the only “plus size” is a size 12, wtf since when is 12 a plus size?????
— Claudia🌻 (@clxudiaaaaaaa) May 28, 2019
sad that love island just fills a quota every year – see the same types of people replacing the old cast every year – where is the diversity please and different cool people
— hagrid (@rosiecunnew) May 28, 2019
Where the curvy girls at? 🤔🙏🏼 https://t.co/pMjKwfPD6a
— Alexandra Cane (@alexandracane) May 27, 2019
And I thought they would have some diversity. Meh https://t.co/H1ZEXNWSFD
— Malin Andersson (@MissMalinSara) May 27, 2019
Or bigger lips 💉🤢
— Dan Bell (@Dinger3290) May 28, 2019
Apparently Anna is the ‘plus sized model ‘.. if that’s plus sized then I’m Godzilla
— Emma Carroll (@McsEmma) May 28, 2019
I think what this shows is that people are probably too obsessed with each other’s bodies in 2019. It’s just not really worth getting wound up about body diversity on Love Island when there are so many other things to get wound up about.
Maybe they could do an all plus-size version of Love Island and compare ratings for each show? You never know, could be a hit. Especially if you invite this ‘plus size’ model from Colombia.