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M-Net Defends Its Decision To Cast A White Man As Mzansi’s First Bachelor

M-Net Defends Its Decision To Cast A White Man As Mzansi’s First Bachelor! After an outrage on social media from fans of the show about the choice of the first bachelor, M-Net has been forced to clarify a few things about their decision.

Lee Thompson, an International model and fitness expert was announced as the bachelor and black twitter was not happy as they encouraged black women to sit it out.

In response, M-Net said their selection was based on Thompson fitting the description of the kind of man the contestants wanted.

“In line with the international format of the show, The Bachelor, our local version had to be a prince charming – a highly attractive, adventurous, charismatic and financially independent single man who are willing to put his heart on the line to find true love on television,” M-Net spokesperson Lani Lombard said.

Lombard added that Thompson is the kind of man who is willing to put a ring on the finger of a girl from any culture or background.

“He also had to be a match for each of the 25 ladies from different cultures and backgrounds who he will woo – and be wooed by – in the Bachelor mansion. We based our final decision based on what the diverse group of shortlisted ladies described as their prince charming.”

Lani said the chosen bachelor also had to be a match for each of the 25 ladies from different cultures and backgrounds who he will woo – and be wooed by – in the Bachelor mansion.

“We based our final decision based on what the diverse group of shortlisted ladies described as their prince charming. These type of conversations are a reflection of the society we live in and not an indication of M-Net’s values and beliefs.”

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