His co-stars were just as unimpressed by his behaviour as Love Is Blind fans (Picture: Netflix)
Love Is Blind’s Abishek ‘Shake’ Chatterjee has been banned from the cast group chat, one of his co-stars has revealed.
The 33-year-old became a controversial figure on the show for comments made about women’s bodies and his ex-fiancée Deepti Vempati.
During their time on the reality dating programme on Netflix, Shake made several remarks behind Deepti’s back explaining that he wasn’t attracted to her physically, saying at one point: ‘I’m not physically attracted to her, man. It feels like I’m with my aunt or something.’
He also sparked bewilderment from the women during their time in the pods due to his comments on their bodies as he tried to picture their physiques, especially when he asked if he ‘would be able to lift them on his shoulders during music festivals.’
As if that wasn’t enough, on the reunion show Shake’s co-stars were left pretty annoyed and baffled about comments he made, with host Vanessa Lachey eventually asking if he signed up to the right show.
And now, even after Shake’s public apology to Deepti via Instagram, the veterinarian is still being shunned by his co-stars.
Shake eventually did apologise to Deepti via Instagram (Picture: Netflix / Instagram @thepuppydoc)
Danielle Ruhl, who married Nick Thompson, told Insider that the cast have cut ties.
‘I’ve had to block him on every single form of social media,’ she said.
‘I don’t even know what’s going on in his life.’
Speaking about her time on the show, and all the other reality TV stars who appeared, she said: ‘Ninety-nine percent of them are amazing people.’
Danielle and Nick got their happily ever after on the show (Picture: Netflix)
Attempting to defend himself and accusing Netflix of portraying him as a villain, Shake has faced even more backlash online, for which he initially said he was not sorry for the comments he made.
However, a few days after the reunion aired, he seemingly U-turned and posted an apology video on Instagram, writing in the caption: ‘I’m sorry, @lifewithdeeps. I’m ready to take accountability for my actions and be better.
‘While I’ve reached out privately, I think it’s also important I apologize publicly for the sake of your family and friends that I’ve upset as well.’
Earlier this week, Shake revealed on Instagram that he will be sharing exclusive content on OnlyFans, writing: ‘Please don’t assume this will be all adult material. The platform is actually quite amazing and known for A LOT more than what you think. That being said, I consider myself both body and sex positive so there will definitely be interesting content and guests featured.’
He added that his new girlfriend will not be sharing the platform with him.
A week after posting his apology video, which Deepti has slammed as insincere and fake, Shake announced his new relationship on Instagram, posting photos and partners with his new girlfriend.
In the captions of images they both shared, they seemed to be throwing some shade at Deepti, as the new couple wrote: ‘Good things come to those who w̶a̶i̶t̶ don’t settle’.
Deepti gained support from fans for leaving Shake at the altar, knowing her worth, and choosing herself.
Deepti ditched Shake at the altar and chose herself (Picture: Netflix)
She explained: ‘I was happy on my wedding day because we could celebrate our friendship at least – but I had no idea what he had been saying.’
‘He started to show qualities that I wasn’t looking for in my partner. I just knew this was not my person. It was the best decision I made,’ she revealed.
She added that Shake ‘wasted’ her experience on the show because of his fixation on physical appearance, leaving her ‘broken’.
Love Is Blind is available to watch on Netflix.