— we are mitú (@wearemitu) September 27, 2018
“We’re normal people living our normal lives, but with cameras.”
Netflix is premiering their first Mexican reality TV show and it’s all about luxury and wealth. Netflix has set their cameras on some of the rich and famous people who call Mexico City home in “Made In Mexico.” There has been some controversy when the cast was announced. Social media has been buzzing about the casting of white Mexicans and how the show portrays a rich lifestyle in a country that is plagued with poverty.
Cast members hope American can watch the show and see a real version of Mexico. Some cast members at a press event spoke about stereotypes they wish to dispel and the backlash about the casting.
The “Made In Mexico” trailer sparked backlash on social media about the casting of the show.
So, Netflix US has produced award winning tv shows and movies that has screened at Cannes, but @NetflixLAT is gonna release 'Made in Mexico' a reality about how hard life is in Mexico for rich white people. (1/2)
— Alejandra Pérez (@alejndra_perz) August 22, 2018
People have issues with the show focusing on the rich and white of Mexico. It seems that some of the disappointment stems from the fact that Netflix is the production company behind it.
When asked his reaction to the backlash, Roby Checa says “that it has a lot of heart, like, it matters.”
But the controversy might tune some people into the drama.
Made in Mexico looks problematic and white as hell but I’m definitely tuning in bc I love problematic mess 😭
— It’s Britney, Witch 🕯 (@CarlLately) September 20, 2018
Kitzia Mitre thinks people should watch it first before judging the show on the race of the cast.
“They should definitely watch it,” Mitre says. “They might not like it but I think that before criticizing it and saying things like, I’ve read that they think it’s a bit too white or something or other. They should watch it.”