This 'Love is Blind' deleted scene is sending the internet into overdrive

Where do you stand on the Cuties catastrophe?

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There's been a lot of debate about that Love Is Blind deleted scene. (You know the one.) 

During the cringey Love Is Blind season 3 reunion, things got heated with a few of our couples, particularly Zanab and Cole. Much like their wedding day, their catch-up was fueled with accusations. 

Zanab alleged that her former fiancé was condescending and belittling, particularly in a deleted scene where he questioned if she had really planned to eat two Cuties (clementines) before a dinner reservation. 

"That is your saving grace, Cole, is that they did not use it. Because so much of that stuff, the pushing food away from me, asking if I'm going to eat that, trying to get me to order a salad, the daily comments about my face and my body were not used," she stated.

She also alleged that he attempted to kiss another girl the night of his bachelor party and even got the woman's number, however, that seemed to be glossed over when the Cuties came into question. 

'Love Is Blind' deleted scene: Cuties controversy

To add fuel to the fire, the Love Is Blind creators did air the Cuties catastrophe at the end of the reunion episode. (You'll have to tune in to see it for yourself!) While discussing wedding plans in the kitchen, Cole questioned Zanab about the clementines and made slight jokes about her gaining weight before the big day. 

Insensitive? Yes. Earth-shattering? Not terribly, but then again, this is supposedly one of many inappropriate remarks. Two tiny pieces of produce blew things out of proportion, and naturally, the internet was here for it, as evidenced below. 

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Judging from responses on the Twittersphere, people believed Cole was in the wrong —on several occasions—but Zanab's allegations were uncalled for. 

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Post Cuties catastrophe, the internet was split into sides, and even the likes of #justiceforcole has been seen popping up across feeds. Upon learning about the reactions, Zanab took the time to issue an apology, to Cole and the internet. Unsurprisingly, comments on the post are turned off. 

"An apology for the internet: I am sorry. I’m sorry you weren’t in that relationship. I’m sorry you didn’t feel what I felt. I’m sorry we don’t have the same triggers. I’m sorry me standing up for myself, offended you so greatly. I’m sorry you didn’t see all the reasons for what I said," she writes in one part of a very lengthy note. 

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The post concludes with, "One thing about me, I choose my words carefully and I stand by everything I said."

Where do you stand on this debacle? Here's hoping for a little more peace on Love Is Blind season 4

The Love Is Blind season three finale and reunion are now streaming on Netflix. 

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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