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'Love Is Blind's Micah Lussier Apologizes For Controversial Behavior In Season 4

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By Taylor Hodgkins on March 30, 2023 at 1:00 AM EDT
Updated on March 30, 2023 at 2:11 PM EDT

"Love Is Blind" season four contestant Micah Lussier has apologized for her controversial on-screen behavior so far.

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Since the fourth season premiere of the beloved Netflix reality dating series last week, Lussier has received a slew of online criticism. Lussier and fellow contestant Irina Solomonova have been slammed for their responses to other contestants' feelings, and Lussier has also received criticism for her actions toward her engaged ex during a celebratory Mexico getaway.

Less than a week since season four's premiere and only five episodes released so far, both Lussier and Solomonova have already responded to the backlash they've received. "Love Is Blind" alumna Natalie Lee has also expressed her discontent with Lussier's behavior as well.

The 27-year-old took to her Instagram stories on Tuesday to clear the air.

Read on to find out how Lussier is "taking accountability" for her behavior.

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Lussier Receives Criticism For Her 'Mean Girl' Behavior On Social Media

Reactions to Lussier's actions and behavior began to dominate the "Love Is Blind" Twitter hashtag after season four's first five episodes were dropped on March 24th.

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"I want Micah from 'love is blind' szn 4 to get called out so badly but YOU KNOW they're going to let her off and dog Kwame. They always let these girls get away with being horrible and then being like, ~*but that's not my heart~*... That wasn't my ~*~*intention*~*~*" a Twitter user wrote.

"First episode of love is blind and I already dislike Micah. Mean girl energy. I hater it," another tweeted.

"Micah from love is blind looks like a character from 'bob's burger[s],' another skeptical viewer wrote.

"I can already tell Micah on 'love is blind' is going to be so annoying because why are u upset with Kwame for saying he has a strong connection w someone else & trying to make him commit to you but then you're talking about how much you like Paul and have a strong connection w him," another user pointed out.

Countless tweets mention Lussier and Solomonova's controversial behavior as a duo.

"started season 4 of 'love is blind' and i have thoughts... micah and Irina are too grown to be acting like that," a viewer observed.

"okay i'm only on episode two of 'love is blind' but irina and micah are such mean girls?? it's making me so mad," another viewer shared.

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Season two alumna Natalie Lee shared her thoughts about Lussier so far during one of the inaugural episodes of "Out of the Pods," the recap podcast she co-hosts with fellow second season alumna Deepti Vempati.

According to Life & Style, Lee questioned Lussier's intentions after revealing "insider sources" had told her Lussier's intentions to form a connection and find a life partner aren't "very genuine."

"I did hear from some insider sources that at least Micah isn't very genuine in terms of how her relationship with Paul [Peden] and her intentions to really find a partner. That's just me saying it in the nicest way," Lee said.

Season Four's 'Mean Girls' Explain Themselves

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Lussier and Solomonova would address their behavior with Entertainment Weekly, revealing their reasons for taunting crying contestants, eavesdropping on private conversations, and so-called 'mean girl' energy.

"For us, it was really helpful to have a little sense of normalcy," Lussier explained. "Being able to laugh and make light and make jokes and, well, maybe sometimes the jokes wouldn't land or maybe it didn't look the best, but we needed that in that moment to feel like a normal person," she explained. "Because you're a part of this experience that is so beyond words. To be able to make a little light out of such a hard thing was really helpful."

Solomonova would also echo Lussier's sentiment about normalcy.

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"Me and Micah's coping mechanism was laughing about it," Solomonova would tell the outlet. "And I honestly will say on the record, 100 percent, I did not intentionally ever want to hurt anyone. [Hearing] that I hurt people's feelings genuinely breaks my heart..."

Lussier Issues An Apology Via Her Instagram Stories

Micah Lussier's Insta story apology

Lussier further attempted to set the record straight with an Instagram apology.

In her note, Lussier cites her behavior as "emotional immaturity," and reveals she is "taking accountability privately." She also responds to criticism for turning off her Instagram comments, citing ongoing mental health struggles.

Lussier accepted Peden's proposal after breaking up with Kwame Appiah. Peden had formed a prior connection with Amber Wilder.

Episodes six through eight of season four will be released this Friday, March 31st. (per Men's Health)

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