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Shahs Of Sunset’s Gay Star: “We’re Usually Viewed As Evil Terrorists”

I have an important message, all the bling and Mercedes aside: I’m an openly gay Persian man. According to the president of the country I was born in, I don’t even exist…

I don’t mind being stereotyped as materialistic. 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.”

Shahs of Sunset cast member Reza Farahan, on how he and his circle are being perceived on the show, to the AP

Shahs of Sunset airs Sundays at 10pm on Bravo. Photos via Bravo.