For those who are not sure of who is—Ezurin Khyra is a former model and one of Malaysia’s A-list socialites. If you follow her on Instagram, you’ll be showered with her daily dose of opulent lifestyle, extravagant personality, and for regularly indulging herself in high-end fashion. She was married to a Negeri Sembilan royalty, Tunku Dato’ Yaacob Khyra, mind you.
Recently, the mother of five, just dropped an announcement that she will be joining a reality show series called ‘’The House’’ along with her kids—Tunku Amaan Khyra, Tunku Imaan Khyra, Tunku Omaan Khyra, Tunku Nadya Khyra, and Tunku Rmaan Khyra. But the problem is, as described by netizens, the show is a rip off from Hollywood’s Simple Life (starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie).
The show will place the family out of their comfort zone by putting them in a more modest house, which won’t have TV or Wi-fi. And with that, the 48-years-old fashionista and her five children are trying to adapt to the simple life compared to the grandiose lifestyle that they are accustomed to.
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According to MStar, Ezurin stated “This programme will not be complete if my children are not together with me, and they happened to be in Malaysia, so I agreed. What’s important is that I want to share more family elements in this programme which can hopefully give a positive message to the audience.”
Of course, while we are in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis. I think everyone’s agree that this is a bit unsuitable and inappropriate to run this kind of programme.
Call it what you want. Slum voyeurism/poverty porn.
Making money by pretending to be poor is unethical. Someone's lived reality isn't entertainment nor a "challenge".
Some people said the timing is bad. I say the timing doesn't matter cos it's exploitative and morally bankrupt. https://t.co/yGRKYBuV12
— Une étoile qui meurt, essayant (@digitalkai) October 21, 2020
Wow they are going to make a show about how a rich person is going to suffer when living like a regular person and they are going to make money
— Michelle Yesudas (@MichelleYesudas) October 21, 2020
It was cute when Paris Hilton did it in 2004.
Today, it’s crass & tone-deaf.
The Kampung people, their lives and their homes aren’t your amusement parks. You go there for a day, experience the so-called “hardship”, and then return to your yacht & champagne brunch. So what? Lol https://t.co/kZVcjNj6Wq
— Faizal Hamssin (@faizalhamssin) October 21, 2020