Psychologist slams Love Island Australia ahead of debut

‘It‘s essentially a program about size 8 girls and oversexed meatheads‘: Leading psychologist SLAMS Love Island as ‘disgraceful‘ ahead of its Australian debut

has not yet debuted in Australia and it is already making waves.

On  on Wednesday, psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg slammed the upcoming reality TV show, saying it sends the wrong message to young people struggling with body image.

‘It‘s essentially a program about size 8 girls and oversexed meatheads with six- packs,‘ Carr-Gregg told radio host Neil Mitchell. 

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‘I think it‘s going to display… terrible attitudes towards women,‘ he added. ‘Women are all in bikinis, basically it‘s an oestrogen buffet for the boys. It‘s disgraceful.‘

In Love Island, five women and five men are sent to a lavish villa on the Spanish island of Mallorca in an attempt to find love.

The contestants will take part in X-rated group tasks, ranging from competitive kissing to sex position challenges.

Love Island host Sophie Monk has confirmed that the contestants‘ raunchy bedroom antics will not be censored.

She told  magazine recently: ‘It‘s Big Brother meets a lot of sex… I love watching the sex scenes!‘

Carr-Gregg‘s comments come after some social media users highlighted the show‘s apparent lack of racial diversity. 

‘Love Island Australia does not show how Australia really looks,‘ tweeted one viewer. ‘There is no multiculturalism. Why the all white cast? Sickening.‘ 

Daily Mail Australia has ed a Channel Nine representative for comment.

Love Island Australia debuts on 9Go and 9Now on Sunday at 8:30pm