Ultra Rich Asian Girls as 'representative' as Honey Boo Boo, says creator
Whether keeping up with the Kardashians or relaxing with the Real Housewives, reality television audiences have flocked toward rich people and their rich people problems.
Now Ultra Rich Asian Girls — a popular web series based in Vancouver — is tapping into that demand.
The controversial show profiles the daughters of affluent, Mandarin-speaking Chinese Canadians. Creator Kevin Li says he wants to shed light on a new demographic of newcomers, but his portrayals have also been criticized for playing into stereotypes.
He and Season 2 cast member Pam Zhao join guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the show's purpose, and why people both love and hate to watch the lives of the super wealthy.
WEB EXTRA | Watch the season two teaser for Ultra Rich Asian Girls and tell us: have you ever watched a show about the ultra rich? Did you tune in to relate — or hate?