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    “Love Is Blind” Alum Lauren Speed Says The Show Is “Cutting Out” Black Women

    "How come they are always in the trailer but not the show…"

    Love Is Blind alum, Lauren Speed, is calling out the show for its lack of diversity.

    A closeup of Lauren and her husband Cameron

    Lauren, who married Cameron Hamilton during the show's first season, says the show has continually failed to feature Black women.

    Despite casting Black women on the show, Lauren says they are often not shown beyond the trailer.

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    "I don’t like how LIB be cutting all the black women. How come they are always in the trailer but not the show…" Lauren recently wrote on Twitter.

    I don’t like how LIB be cutting all the black women. How come they are always in the trailer but not the show… 👀

    @Need4LSpeed / Via Twitter: @Need4LSpeed

    And the cast of the show's third season does, in fact, include several Black women who are not shown through the engagement process.

    Lauren went on to say that she believes most of the couples on the show are "forced" and she wants to know why the production team doesn't encourage relationships with Black women.

    A closeup of Lauren and Cameron

    "I know it’s slim pickings but about 85% of them couples be forced (just moving forward for entertainment purposes) anyway," she tweeted. "Y’all could at least force some more sisters to move forward throughout the show. 🤷🏾‍♀️"

    I know it’s slim pickings but about 85% of them couples be forced (just moving forward for entertainment purposes) anyway. Y’all could at least force some more sisters to move forward throughout the show. 🤷🏾‍♀️

    @Need4LSpeed / Via Twitter: @Need4LSpeed

    When a follower asked why she thinks it happens, Lauren explained that it's all about entertainment value.

    "It’s couples that get engaged that aren’t even shown sometimes. I think they only show what they deem most entertaining," she shared.

    It’s couples that get engaged that aren’t even shown sometimes. I think they only show what they deem most entertaining. https://t.co/sKrYsKMItZ

    @Need4LSpeed / Via Twitter: @Need4LSpeed

    Meanwhile, she says they stop filming those other people and send them home.

    @DezTiara_ Yea lol send em home and stop filming them.

    @Need4LSpeed / Via Twitter: @Need4LSpeed

    It's not the first time the show has come under fire for the couples they choose not to show. Earlier this year, fans were surprised to learn that there had been eight engaged couples during both season one and two — but only six were shown.

    Lauren and Cameron sit with other members of the cast of season one

    "I think it's very funny for people to say, ‘Oh, you put somebody who was, you know, heavier in there, and then you just didn't follow them.' It's not like anybody wants that to happen or doesn't want that to happen," the show's creator Chris Coelen told Variety.

    A group of women sit together during season one

    He continued, "What I want to have happen is just to be true to the experiment. You put people in there. They can't see each other. If they fall in love, then we follow it and if they don't, we don't."

    A group of men sit together during season one