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Locals in Australian coastal town protest planned Netflix reality series

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Reality tv is a cheap, lazy way for broadcasters to make programs. Not One tear would be shed if they cancelled them all.

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Would like to read comments here from “the Aussies”, the only one’s really qualified to ‘weigh in’ on ‘this’ issue.

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OK, here’s one from an Aussie who’s actually been to Byron Bay. The locals have a point, Byron’s actually a town full of pretentious w-nkers, rather than a town full of media influencers.

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“It’s potentially going to threaten businesses if the portrayal of Byron is as absurd as I guess a lot of the doco-soap-reality shows are,” Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson told Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Well said mayor..

The locals have a point, Byron’s actually a town full of pretentious w-nkers, rather than a town full of media influencers.

I,d say there are quite a few of both types.

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marcelito,

i’d say you’re probably right. But as painfully insincere as the Netflix media flacks sound in their attempts to justify the program, the stench of the fear of ridicule wafting from Australia’s self-declared hippest of all ex-hippie holiday resorts and current “celebrity” getaway retreats is even worse.

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Been there twenty years ago. It was a super cool town where people smoked pot in garden bar and were either artists, musicians or surfers.

Went there about four years ago, transformed into a bunch of tossers and yuppies who can afford $2.5m for a house.

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I’m from WA and never been to Byron, but going on what I’ve heard I couldn’t really care less.

It sounds like a bit of an ‘exclusive’ and maybe hippie town anyway so I’d go with Bigyen on this!

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If the locals dont want Netflix there they should move to a town that does.

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