But he said he hoped they will see it as a diversion and "not social or political commentary."
As for the candid Farahan, he's unapologetic about how he and others emerge in "Shahs of Sunset."
"I don't mind being stereotyped as materialistic," he said. "Middle Easterners have many stereotypes, and materialism is one of the better ones. We're usually viewed as evil terrorists, so if you're going to stereotype me I'd prefer it be because we love gold and Mercedes instead of Uzis."
EDITOR'S NOTE — Lynn Elber is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. She can be reached at lelber(at)ap.org.
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