Early reaction to the portrayal of Arab Americans on the new FX show Tyrants is not good, reports KPCC.
The show which premiered last night has been blasted on social media as “season’s worth of racist stereotypes and Orientalist images in 1 episode.”
Here’s just a sampling of the reaction.
Every stereotype anyone ever had about Arabs and the Middle East all in one episode of #TyrantFX.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) June 25, 2014
In case you missed it: according to #TyrantFX, Arabs love raping people, executing people, and marrying White women.
— ADC National (@adctweets) June 25, 2014
Was really trying to like #TyrantFX but damn that’s some racist stuff to Muslims. It’s like Charlie Chan to us Asian peeps
— Tou Lee Yang (@MR2L33) June 26, 2014
The Muslim Public Affairs Council, which consulted on the show, said that “future episodes of the series will present more positive representations of Muslims.”
So does Hollywood ever have positive portrayals of Arabs and Muslims? You can read more about that on KPCC.