Channel 9 have recently started promo's for their show "Here Come the Habib's!" the premise being a low socio-economic family of Lebanese Muslims winning the lottery and moving into a white neighbourhood. The promo's play on every single racist stereotype imaginable including Aladdin-esque style fonts, "bro" style characters and shameless mocking of culture.
The current level of Islamophobia and anti-Arab sentiment is already high in Australia. A show like this, which takes Australia back at least 20 years, does nothing to promote a cohesive society but instead furthers perpetuated stereotypes.
As a first generation Australian, born to Lebanese parents, I have experienced the ugliness of racism - racist jokes, stereotypes, assumptions. Shows like these perpetuate misinformation and separate me and others like me from other Australians.
Channel 9, pull this show. Do not contribute to racism in Australia. Do not alienate non-white Australians by using cheap racist jokes.