- Mar 26, 2010
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/tshisa-live/tshisa-live/2018-10-10-m-net-defends-their-bachelor-choice-amidst-twitter-outcry/The creators of South African's version of hit TV series The Bachelor have responded to criticism of their selection of Lee Thompson as Mzansi's first bachelor, claiming he fits the description of the kind of man the contestants wanted.
Lee was recently unveiled as the first contestant to look for love on the show, where women competing each week for his affection and the chance to marry him. But the announcement was overshadowed by an outcry on social media by those who thought he did not represent the ideal South African man.
One of the biggest concerns was that M-Net's choice would make for "cringe-worthy" television and women of colour may be overlooked.