Married at First Sight has ignited controversy after dropping a gay Muslim contestant from the show
While it comes with no surprise to say that we gays can be extremely picky, even judgmental, but this latest story has us a little surprised. Will Karroum of Australia met with the producers of Married t First Sight over a five-month period in preparation for the show but has since come to find out that it was nearly impossible to find him a potential match. Of course, resulting in him being booted from the series. Karroum got the news on September 4th 2019.
Married at First Sight tries to match potential couples by having them first meet at the altar. Couples attend their wedding ceremony but are not legally binded to the married until after their honeymoon. After living in the marriage for a short while the couples return to the show to decide whether or not they will remain married or separate. To date, Married at First Sight has only included one gay couple on the show since it debuted in 2015.
“I understand rejection is a part of life, but I feel like I’ve been played as a fool and had a carrot dangled in front of me,” Karroum said of his discharge.
He expressed further bewilderment over the move, claiming that producers had interviewed over 1,000 gay men as potential matches. According to Karroum, his audition process also included a meeting with executive producer Tara McWilliams who asked him invasive questions about his sexual preferences.
“I foolishly believed the process and I genuinely want to find love. I’m a gay Muslim man and I get no support from my family, I need all the help I can get,” Korroum said.