Aussie actor Joel Edgerton has slammed reality show Married At First Sight for being ‘insulting,’ according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Joel is currently appearing in Loving - a movie about Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, an interracial couple who married in 1958 and eventually overturned laws prohibiting unions between Caucasian and African-American couples – and during an interview with the publication he explained how his experience making the film and the current lack of marriage equality in Australia meant it was 'insulting' MAFS existed.
'We're saying it's interesting and fascinating and TV worthy that we can introduce a man and a woman who have never met and sort of marry them together but we won't allow two men who have had a long, loving, invested, caring, unthreatening, undamaging relationship to marry each other legally,' Joel said.
'That's a really weird double standard.'
Joel also told the publication that his only way of knowing what was going on in Australia sometimes was via the internet, and he was shocked that 'there's all this talking and debating and interest in this show'.