Abby Chatfield responds to feminist backlash against new dating show Fboy Island: “It’s not pretending to be a political documentary!”
Abby Chatfield may have the word “feminist” tattooed on her arm, but she said her new reality show FBoy Island doesn’t pretend to be a “feminist documentary.”
The Bachelorette star has now found herself in the hosting chair for the new 10-part series that will follow three women as they try to find love among 24 suitors.
However, the twist is that half of the guys are boys and the rest are on the show to find love.
Despite the show’s premise that men have to convince women they’re not players – even if they’re secretly – tell Abby The Daily Telegraph It’s actually a “feminist” TV show.
However, she also said that it’s not trying to be something it’s not, and it’s definitely not a show that’s serious about feminism.
Abby Chatfield has tackled the feminist backlash to her new reality TV series, Fboy Island
She has the word “feminist” tattooed on her arm, but says FBoy Island doesn’t pretend to be a “feminist documentary.”
“We’re not The Bachelor or Love Island, and we don’t pretend to be a political documentary about feminism,” she said.
“But in terms of reality shows and the scope of that, they’re very feminist as we call out FBoys constantly and women in control.”
Abby said that unlike other dating shows, he would tend to humor the situation while also calling out the “F boys” and keeping the “women in control”.
The 27-year-old media personality added that whoever objects to the show does not have to watch it.
She’s previously received backlash from a number of people, including fellow Bachelorette 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 those who object to it do not have to watch it.
It comes after Chatfield was questioned by a number of fans who called out the show for needing body sizing to be more inclusive after a question was asked on the app about the contestants’ weight.
As the new host encouraged plus-size women to apply to the show, more shocking questions emerged from the application form.
As her Instagram followers flocked to apply, some were shocked to find that they were asked to say how many people they had slept with.
The radio host agreed it was an inappropriate question but was unable to explain why it was there and said she did not have the “power” to change it.
FBoy Island is set to air on Binge in July.