The hit Netflix series ‘Love is Blind’ has sparked an intense debate on bisexuality and its place in the African-American community.
Full story, and spoilers, below…
The Reality TV series is an experiment designed to see if lonely singletons are able to find love without society’s superficial barriers.
So, men and women are separated from each and only allowed to speak to the opposite sex via a pod and are tasked with finding someone they love and trust enough to marry by the time the competition wraps.
The series has already delivered several highlights but the one raging in the black community is the case of Carlton Morton…an African-American man who only told his partner that he had engaged in intimate relationships with other men…after he proposed to her.
Morton once appeared in an episode of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ where he clashed with ‘Housewife’ Kenya Moore at a casting call.
Today, Diamond Jack finds herself at the heart of a conversation about black women and their supposed refusal to date men who sleep with both men and women.
About 4 eps in to Love is Blind, Diamond deserved better. Regardless of his fear about disclosing his sexuality, Carlton was talking to her like shit the second they left the booths. I wanted to root for him because of his struggle, but a misogynist is a misogynist.
— Melissa Brightside (@elloeddie) February 27, 2020
If you watch love is blind and you try to justify Carlton’s behavior by saying that Diamond is biphobic you have a problem. He should have been upfront with her before he proposed and Diamond has EVERY RIGHT to want a heterosexual man as her significant other. #IstandwithDiamond
— liah (@Liaah456) February 26, 2020
watching love is blind and mmmmm the way diamond is reacting to carlton having dated based on the person and not the gender in the past is uhhhh gross
— Ariana Gaudioso ☀️ (@ariana_gaudioso) March 2, 2020
Let’s talk about how crazy Carlton is on Love is Blind and then played victim…such a weirdo she was tryna understand and talk and he was being childish clearly he doesn’t know himself yet pic.twitter.com/GnnZnkVGPn
— brianna yvette? (@yes_itsmebri) March 2, 2020
What would you have done if you were in Diamond’s shoes?