AOC and Blockbuster join furious backlash over Netflix’s Love Is Blind reunion fiasco

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among many Love is blind fans left furious after technical difficulties delayed the live broadcast of the Sunday April 16 reunion special.

The season four reunion special hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey was scheduled to air on Netflix from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT Sunday night. Fans tuned in as early as 10 minutes before the meeting started by clicking on the ‘Watch Live’ feature on Netflix, where they were placed in a waiting room – only for the live meeting special to begin near ‘one hour later.

Many fans, including AOC, were outraged because of the delay.

“Someone call Lucia the seamstress to fix this. I believe in her,” the representative for New York’s 14th congressional district tweeted on Sunday night. Tweeter was referring to the season four finale of Love is blind, in which actor Brett Brown needed a last-minute adaptation on his wedding suit just hours before his wedding to Tiffany Pennywell. Netflix even retweeted AOC’s tweet.

AOC wasn’t the only famous figure to share their frustration with Netflix’s technical difficulties. weird eye star Karamo Brown live-tweeted his trepidation as he waited for the reunion to air. “I’ve been on my couch for 30 years, waiting for this love is blind reunion! This is a mess!” he tweeted.

Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria took to Twitter on Sunday night to remind viewers that her Hulu docuseries, In search of Mexicowas “on time and on time”.

Other streaming platforms and former rivals also poked fun at Netflix’s embarrassing live-streaming error. Blockbuster, which closed its stores due to competition with online streaming services, threw some shade at Netflix’s attempt during the live reunion special. “Don’t forget to rent VHS from us. You can start it on time no problem,” the Blockbuster account tweeted. “That’s what we get.”

Another video rental company, Redbox, chimed in, writing, “solidarity bro”

Meanwhile, the Bravo Network, which hosts multiple reunions for each season of its real housewives franchises, tweeted that they “would never keep you waiting for a meeting.” As for Hulu, the streamer simply tweeted a photo of actor Kerry Washington in the Hulu original, Small fires everywhere, with the caption: “Hmm.”

THE Love is blind The reunion brought together cast members from season four of the hit reality series, as they answered questions about this season’s drama and revealed their relationship status. Here are some of the most shocking moments from the live reunion special, in case people change channels after waiting over an hour.

Following the outrage, Netflix apologized for the deadlines. Taking to Twitter, Netflix released a statement. “To everyone who got up late, got up early, gave up their Sunday afternoon…we are incredibly sorry that the Love is Blind Live reunion didn’t go as we planned,” the post reads. communicated. “We are filming it and will have it on Netflix as soon as humanly possible. Again, thank you and sorry.

The season four cast members also took to the social media platform to joke about the delay. Marshall Glaze tweeted, “I’m trying everyone,” along with a meme of someone studying a wire network. Nick and Vanessa Lachey went live on Instagram from set to try to entice viewers to stay, citing the delay as a technical issue in a post thanking fans for being patient and captioned: “Apparently, we broke the internet!”

“It’s so 2023,” Vanessa said.

Netflix later announced that the reunion would continue to be filmed live, but it won’t be available to stream worldwide until the following day. On April 17, fans will be able to watch the Love is blind season four reunion at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.

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