If a minority even makes it on the show, he or she rarely makes it past the early rounds. “I think it’s really scary for people who make television to alienate audiences. It’s really hard to understand that black men dating white women, or vice versa, is still a hot-button issue for a lot of people.” I asked Reality Steve, a.k.a.Steve Carbone, notorious spoiler blogger, franchise antagonist, and ABC legal enemy, the same question.Last year, the excellent scripted series franchise. Every season, the moral dilemma that is gives me pause, and then I ask myself: “Do I want to watch Jo Jo Fletcher fall in love with Aaron Rodgers’s less-talented former quarterback brother, knowing the cost? So, how to indulge in the romantic fantasy offered up by .It’s a beautiful fantasy obscuring an ugly reality, which — if we’re getting really real — functions as a microcosm for the low-key sexism and racism that’s present in all of Hollywood. It’s an attempt to redraw the blueprint laid out by the dating shows that have come before, and simultaneously an attempt to reflect the dating world in 2016.then they have a very slim chance of making it on the show long enough to become the lead.
Instead, an abundance of suitors will rain down from the sky, just like the mythical events described in that Weather Girls song.“To sound PC, they say they are open to it,” Carbone says.(ABC declined to respond or to comment for this story.) “And they hide behind the fact that they don’t get a lot of minorities who apply for the show …Then, as if God were listening, all of their show-approved cell phones ping with a text message from “Black Cupid,” a.k.a.Terrence “J” Jenkins — the show’s younger, smoother, blacker Chris Harrison — who promises that soon they’ll all be paired with the relationship-minded, employed men of their dreams.