If you’ve seen the Netflix original hit show, Love Is Blind, then you know who Carlton Morton is.
Morton was in the first four episodes of the season. He found love with former participant, Diamond Jack. They spoke day after day in the pods, getting vulnerable and building an emotional connection. Then, after a few days of securing their feelings between one another, Morton proposed on the one side of the pod, while Jack accepted the proposal on the other side of the pod.
The two were engaged, and they flew off to their getaway vacation in Mexico, where they were reunited with the other four couples. Since the beginning, Morton has admitted to viewers that in the past, he’s been intimate with both genders, as he is a part of the LGBTQ+ community. However, the only one that was still unaware, was Jack.
In the fourth episode of the show, Jack was sitting pool side, and that’s when Morton approached her. He told her everything, and when she questioned as to why he didn’t disclose that before the engagement, he admitted that he was terrified of rejection. According to Morton, his sexuality has played a negative factor in prior relationships, and he thought that Jack would abandon him after he told her.
Although Jack consoled him when he was finally honest with her, she was frustrated that he hid that from her until after they were already engaged. Needless to say that things took a turn for the worse, and the two went their separate ways, mid way through the episode.
On March third, Morton took to Instagram to post this cryptic message:
Fans were quick to note his distress, and tried to reach out to him with support and love. One fan, by the username, emma.finegan, commented, “Does anybody know his family? I’m concerned for his safety.”
Another, by the username, _brie.b wrote, “Just sent you a DM. Sending so much love and light. Thank you for representing for Black queer boys everywhere. Thank you for inviting us in. You are loved and supported.”
Morton then posted the same text to his Instagram story, and then followed it up with two words: “Bye everyone.”
Contestants on these types of reality shows receive a lot of backlash and hate for their choices, and the ones who send it are perceived with the notion that the victims will most likely never see it.
Although everyone is entitled to their own opinions, regarding the contestants on the show, at the end of the day, they’re human beings, and bullying is never okay.
We wish the best for Carlton, and we hope that he’s safe and alright.