Love Islander Sharon Gaffka knocks out ITV for lack of Asian and oversized contestants

Love Island star Sharon Gaffka, who appears in the 2021 series, questioned the lack of Asian contestants and oversized contestants as this year’s lineup was finally revealed by ITV

Love Islander Sharon Gaffka questioned the lack of Asian contestants in the series
Love Islander Sharon Gaffka questioned the lack of Asian contestants in the series

Former Love Island contestant Sharon Gaffka ranked this year for lack of Asian contestants.

The lineup for the ITV2 series was released on Monday, with its first series of registrations for deaf contestants.

However, Sharon criticized the lineup and questioned the lack of Asians as well as the lack of oversized contestants.

Speaking on The News Desk for TalkTV, the 26-year-old explained: “Diversity comes from so many different aspects. It’s not just ethnicity and which I think is great when you know, almost 50% The cast will be diverse, or from a different background, I still think we don’t see any Asians in the original lineup.

“And again, there’s a bit more variety than the previous series in terms of body size.”

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Sharon is of Indonesian and Polish descent and appeared in the 2021 series.

Other Asian contestants over the years include Shannon Singh, Priya Gopaldas and AJ Bunker.

Malin Andersson, who appeared in season two in 2016, and Thai contestant Kaz Crossley, who starred in season four, are among the Asian women who have joined the show.

The male contestants include Omar Sultani (from season one) and Nas Majeed (from season six).

Sharon, of Indonesian and Polish descent, appears on series 2021


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Thai contestant Kaz appeared in the 2018 photo series



Love Island’s criticism for its diversity and lack of oversized contestants is nothing new. The ITV2 series was previously called ‘too white’ and lacked ‘body diversity’ after fans labeled the film ‘toxic’.

However, a spokesperson for Love Island insists ‘the only stipulation is that applicants are over 18, single and looking for love.’

Last year, Love Island bosses announced they would not include gay people in the series in the future due to ‘logistical difficulties’.

Nas in the sixth season and was compared to Aladdin by another contestant



South Asian beauty Shannon was only present in the 48-hour program



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ITV commissioner Amanda Starvi explained that producers tried to include more variety but it wouldn’t fit into the show’s current format.

She said the popular show’s creators “want to encourage more inclusion and diversity among gay people on the island”.

“There’s a kind of logistical difficulty, because while Islanders aren’t necessarily 100% straight, the format has to give [the] Islanders have an equal choice when it comes to getting together, says Stavri RadioTimes.

“With our dating shows, such as The Cabins, there is more gender diversity. The format doesn’t have as many restrictions as Love Island.

“So we’ve been very mindful of that throughout our show on ITV and the dating series. But that’s been tough with Love Island,” she added.

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