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'We're sorry' - M-Net apologises for Love Island SA debut flop

2 March 2021 4:46 PM
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Television channel M-Net has issued a statement in response to the major flak it received after the first episode of Love Island SA aired over the weekend.

The first episode of Love Island SA premiered on Sunday night and South African viewers were not impressed.

The local spin-off of the reality dating show has come under fire for its poor production quality and lack of representation.

RELATED: Love Island SA slammed for lack of diversity

Pay-TV channel M-Net issued an apology on Tuesday afternoon acknowledging the online backlash aimed at the show.

"You called us out on the lack of diversity and production quality in our first episode of Love Island SA. We're sorry - we didn't meet our usual standard on both counts", M-Net said in a short statement.

"We are working tirelessly to fix things, and to deliver the Magic you deserve", the statement continues.

Earlier on Tuesday Lotto Star announced that it has withdrawn its sponsorship from the show.

"LottoStar has taken the decision to respectfully withdraw its sponsorship of Love Island SA. We wish the show and its contestants every success", the lottery games website announced on Twitter.

"Lack of diversity is your brand!"

Meanwhile, some viewers are still not satisfied with M-Net's response, saying that the statement is insincere because the channel has a track record of making disappointing casting choices on various shows.

Here are some views on Twitter.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'We're sorry' - M-Net apologises for Love Island SA debut flop




2 March 2021 4:46 PM
Tags:
M-Net
reality tv
Love Island SA
dating show