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Iranian Org.

'Shahs of Sunset' Could Be

GREAT for Persians

3/9/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shahs of Sunset cast
A powerful Iranian-American organization is convinced "Shahs of Sunset" will be loaded with tons of negative stereotypes about Persian people ... but the Org. tells TMZ ... it could be a GOOD thing.

TMZ spoke with a rep for the National Iranian American Council who tells us ... judging from the trailers, "[we] believe that it will only play up the negative stereotypes that exist about the Iranian-American community, such as materialism and superficiality."

The rep adds, "We've gone from being viewed as terrorists to being viewed as Beverly Hills brats.  Neither portrayal is particularly flattering or accurate, but at least it may get some people talking. 

"Hopefully, the American public will decide to probe deeper to fully understand the beauty and truth about the Iranian culture and its people."

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juanita    

And I care why? It's not like I will be watching...

938 days ago
2.

Cricket    

It would be great for Americans, if they would stop making this crap.

937 days ago
3.

who knew    

i for one am glad that someone had the foresight to bring this family to reality tv! yes their lifestyles aren't traditional. i have an iranian brother-in-law and relatives who are not tradional either! they love my sisters and me as much as their own! i cant wait to see more bravo's than just a preview! msb sherman oaks,Ca

937 days ago
4.

Say It Isn't So    

Nothing would be greater for "Persians" other than getting out of our country and going back to IRAN, where they belong. Period. Just ask that "Persian" chick that was shot in the head while in her car, in her OWN driveway.

937 days ago
5.

Kathy    

Take this muslim show off the air before tit starts

937 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Trash tv shouldn't be an aspiration for anybody. I got news for you Mr. Persian, uppity Iranians are douchers. How about aspiring to be seen just as average, everyday people?

937 days ago
7.

Truth    

Its no secret that these people hate Americans and thats why they stick to themselves.
They will never be accepted by American people.

937 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

<----- Will not watch.

937 days ago
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Dean    

I beg you Harvey please don't post religious controversals without deeper informations becausrs Pars-ua 900 BC could not have been muslims Mohammed started his own Version of the Tora and Bible around 600 AC thats when he destroyed the Persien culture which was rich and beautiful and turned this whole region Iraq and Iran into a empty desert .
When this cast members are muslims they should call themself iranis when their bloodline goes down to the real persian people they should hate the muslims for what they did with their country the same happened to Eqypt which was rich on culture and desroyed after the islamic invasion . Muslims believe they are the better religion but they close their eyes for the fact that they turned blossom countries like kasachstan into deserts there are many more examples of that

937 days ago
10.

Mikey    

No one wants to see a bunch of butt ugly Iranians living in Beverly Hills. These people belong in a Freak Book, not on TV.

937 days ago
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Mikey    

The show will be over in no time after they accidentally blow each other up.

937 days ago
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Mikey    

These people are trying to hide the fact that they are Iranians by using the Persian banner. As others have said, there is no country called Persia. Do a google search for Persia and a map of Iran comes up.

937 days ago
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jack-55d79    

I've met a few Persians who emigrated to the UK to escape the revolution, but they've mostly been academics (not humanities, sciences and mathmatics) and have been Jewish as well as Islamic. They prefer the term Persian to distinguish themselves from the theocratic regime they or their parents escaped while acknowledging Persian history. If the show is broadcast in the UK I doubt they will watch it. People forget that for most of the 20th Century what is now known as Iran was liberal (provided you weren't religious and or opposed to the Pahlavi dynasty).

937 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If people from Spanish speaking countries prefer to call themselves Latin, Irananians can prefer to call themselves Persian. It's not a big deal.

937 days ago
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EMB    

The neg stereotypes are well deserved, they will screw people over big time for money. I know people personally that have had it happen.

937 days ago
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