Abbie Chatfield Responds To Feminist Backlash Against Her New Dating Show Fboy Island: “It’s Not Meant To Be A Political Documentary!”
Abbie Chatfield may have the word ‘feminist’ tattooed on her arm, but she said her new reality show FBoy Island is not meant to be a ‘feminist documentary’.
The Bachelor star is now in the presenting chair for the new 10-part series that will follow three women as they try to find love among 24 suitors.
The twist though is that half of the men are ‘f**k boys’ and the other half are actually on the show to find love.
Even though the show’s premise is that men have to convince women they’re not gamers, even if they are secretly gamers, Abbie said. the daily telegraph which is actually a ‘feminist’ TV show.
However, she also said that it’s not trying to be something it’s not, and it’s certainly not a serious show about feminism.
Abbie Chatfield has addressed the feminist backlash to her new dating reality series, Fboy Island
She has the word ‘feminist’ tattooed on her arm, but says FBoy Island is not meant to be a ‘feminist documentary’
“We are not The Bachelor or Love Island, and we do not claim to be a political documentary about feminism,” she said.
“But as far as reality TV and the scope of that goes, it’s pretty feminist in that we call out the FBoys constantly and the women are in control.”
Abbie said that unlike other dating shows, she will lean into the humor of the situation while calling out the ‘F boys’ and keeping ‘women in control’.
The 27-year-old media personality added that people who oppose the show don’t have to watch it.
She previously received criticism from a number of people, including Bachelor star Laura Byrne, for hosting the show while being a feminist.
The 27-year-old media personality added that it is not a serious show and people who oppose it don’t have to watch it.
It comes after Chatfield was questioned by several fans who called out the show for needing to include more body size after a question on the app asked for contestants’ weights.
While the new host encouraged plus-size women to apply to the show, more impactful questions from the application form came to light.
As her Instagram followers flocked to apply, some were surprised to find that they were asked to detail how many people they had slept with.
The radio host agreed that it’s an inappropriate question, but couldn’t explain why it was there, saying he didn’t have the “power” to change it.
FBoy Island will air on Binge in July.