Don't get me wrong, not every one is angry. Those who live simillar extravagant lives in LA and southern California and could easily relate to the show are pleased to see themselves on TV. A friend of mine, an Iranian-American who did not grow up around Iranians calls it “pure entertainment” and is just glad to see what life is like for some Iranians. She even has officially invited me to her house for chips and salsa every Sunday to watch the show.
I read a comment in response to the enraged Iranians on Facebook thats said they "need to chill" since there are Iranians like this who live in Southern California.
I personally have nothing for or against the show since I stopped watching TV a long time ago, but I just had to talk about the uproar Shahs of Sunset has caused within the Iranian-American community in the U.S. I believe it just shows what a diverse and complex minority group we are. Our views of who represents us differ. I find this diversity a feature that could reflect the society inside Iran and should be taken seriously by policy-makers! Are we considering everyone?!
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