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May 9, 2021

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Are you guys for real? I can’t believe all the fuss over the proposed Byron Baes Netflix series. I mean who really cares?

It is just some crappy TV series. Why does it have to show ‘authentic’ Byron locals, for god’s sake, whoever they are!

It isn’t going to tarnish our reputation or label us as unworthy. It is just a crappy show using Byron as a backdrop!

I like the fact we don’t have McDonald’s but it doesn’t make us better or more enlightened than people in the Gold Coast! Are we really this up ourselves?

Chill out, Byron, and protest about something that really matters like 5G!

Don’t get me started!

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  1. I couldn’t agree more, it’s extremely embarrassing how these anti Byron Baes protestors have acted. Trying to tie a reality show to homelessness and environmental damage is so misguided and damaging – let’s be real… a show that hasn’t even been shot yet didn’t cause these ver serious issues.

    Saying so only makes a mockery of it all.

    I also heard the General Store owner on the today show saying that we “Only want the RIGHT sort of visitors”… it sounded like Pauline bloody Hanson! Shameful!!!

  2. There are far more important impositions on this community that nobody cares to think about.

    Besides, do we really think, “East of Everything” gave a realistic portrayal of the shire? Did we jump up and down saying “How dare they, without asking our permission”?

  3. Society’s gone crazy – it’s all ‘push & pull’ – I want what I want, good, crook or indifferent & that’s that.
    I want it now! I don’t need an invitation to just turn up – I’m making a good deal of loot out of this as
    it is my right to do so. Trespassing… nah. It’s open season. This is real ‘reality’ – the show’s got to be
    damaging because that’s what our audience feeds on. Homelessness – you bet. Tough luck’s a trick
    that sells. We’ll be back before you know it – all yips ‘n hips.


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