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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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