Million Dollar Beach House on Netflix is being called ‘racist’ by viewers
People are already requesting it gets pulled
New reality TV show, Million Dollar Beach House, has been branded as “racist” by viewers – with some calling for the show to be pulled from Netflix completely.
The series was released this week, and focuses on five real estate agents working for Nest Seekers – a luxury real estate company in the Hamptons. People have said they feel uneasy after watching the show, and have commented on the micro-aggressions towards real estate agent Noel Roberts – who is the only black member of the cast.
In the first episode, fellow agent Michael is seen describing Noel. He says: “Was Noel here today? Noel or whatever the fuck? You guys meet him yet? He’s very polished, right? Polished that one.”
If you’ve ever had trouble understanding microagressions watch episode 1 of Netflix Million Dollar Beach House
— Gabrielle Howell (@howell_snab) August 26, 2020
In later episodes it becomes clear that Noel and another agent, Peggy, don’t get on – and their drama is one of the big storylines. It becomes clear that Noel is the show’s “villain” and it’s obvious the other realtors don’t like him as much.
People on Twitter have been quick to jump on this point – sharing how they feel about the show and Noel’s portrayal. One said: “The agents on Million Dollar Beach House seem kinda racist……. I was so excited to see Noel but then the way the others act towards him? Not right.” Others have added they get “racist vibes” from the show with another adding a scene where they made Noel’s twin brother speak in Korean was offensive.
The agents on Million Dollar Beach house seem kinda racist……. I was so excited to see Noel but then the way the others act towards him? Not right.
And it really isn’t like Selling Sunset. I want my Christine Quinn.
— Alayah (@alayahrob) August 26, 2020
omg i get racist vibes from million dollar beach house
— irene & seulgi⁰⁷ (@ndtostart) August 26, 2020
im NOT watching million dollar beach house from netflix bc of white agents. this show makes feel so uncomfortable. and this scene is so offensive to koreans. YOU dont understanding koreans doesnt mean he said somthing bad pic.twitter.com/kM8VftJTlU
— sikk's gf (@dreamybich) August 26, 2020
Million dollar beach house is the racist knock off version of Selling Sunset
— 🌹Sariti🌹 (@Sari177) August 26, 2020
Another added that it seems strange the only black person and only female person in main roles on the show have been “pitted against” one another, whilst others have requested the show gets taken down completely.
It makes me uncomfortable that Million Dollar Beach House on @netflix has its main storyline so far based on the only Black person and the only woman pitted against each other
— Karyn Bigelow (@karyn_michelle) August 26, 2020
is it me or Million Dollar Beach House feels subtly racist? @netflix It makes me so uncomfortable… I say pull it…hide it.
— melissasenorita (@MelissaSenorita) August 26, 2020
If you search for “Million Dollar Beach House” on Twitter right now, almost all of the tweets are people saying the show is racist. Noel is yet to comment on any of the reviews, but is instead sharing memes and articles about the show and was at a streaming party for it last night.
The Tab has approached Netflix for comment.
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