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Is a proposed reality TV show that follows a “hillbilly” family placed in a Beverly Hills mansion derogatory to the South?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 27, 2003

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“I could see how they would take it wrong like that, but I think it’d be funny, personally.”

“I could see how some people would find it offensive, but that doesn’t bother me as much as the fact that it’s another one of the reality TV shows that have gotten way out of control and are just plain stupid.”

“Pretty much. They think we’re hicks, but in reality we’re closer to what’s going on in real life and they live in a fantasy world.”

“The TV show (Beverly Hillbillies) was funny because it poked fun at the stereotypes. To find someone who fits the stereotype and make fun of them is just mean.”


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