Social media reacts M-Net's new show
M-Net premiered the cooking reality show this week and viewers weren't so happy with the lack of representation in the contestants.
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People took to twitter to voice how odd it was that a South African cooking reality had not one person of colour. M-Net's head of publicity Lani Lombard spoke to TshisaLive and said that the show will be diverse in the coming episodes of the season.
"My Kitchen Rules plays out in different phases. There are a total of ten pairs of contestants in the show, as well two celebrity judges (David Higgs and J’Something) and several guest judges. Viewers will be introduced to the other five pairs as well as a diverse group of guest judges as the show progresses," she said.
Lombard assured that there will be diversity and people should continue to watch the show.
"M-Net remains fully committed to showcasing the talent of South Africa’s diverse population across its multiple channels. As the show unfolds, there will be greater diversity. We would encourage critics to continue to watch the show. The contestant pairings include home cooks from different backgrounds," Lani said.
Here are some of the critical tweets: