The host and executive producer of Bravo, Andrew Joseph Cohen, is now responding to the backlash after the announcement of the new franchise, The Real Housewives Of Dubai. The franchise was announced earlier this month. It disappointed some fans due to some of Dubai’s current laws around human rights.

“Dubai is somewhere – we found an incredible group of people and I think it’s going to be a really exciting show and I think it’ll be a great addition to the franchise,” Cohen responded with this when he was asked about his thoughts on the backlash the franchise had been receiving. Cohen also added “And who knows maybe we can move the needle a little bit, so that is my hope and I thank you for that question.

While speaking to Showbiz CheatSheet, Cohen continued, “I think for a lot of people in this country who watch the housewives or who watch this kind of show, it may be their first or only exposure to Dubai. And while the show is meant to entertain, what I also hope is that maybe we can showcase some of the stuff that’s going on there that is politically incorrect, and educate people about that. The Real Housewives is currently in production.”

Cohen applauded the new cast. He admitted that the cast for the new franchise was great while announcing the addition of the new franchise to the bravo world during a live telecast with Kelly and Ryan. Cohen said, “Everything’s bigger in Dubai, and I couldn’t be more excited to launch Bravo’s first international Housewives series in a city I’ve been fascinated by for years, with an outstanding group of friends as our guides.”

Cohen also said, ” we haven’t announced the cast yet, it’s a great group of friends.” It is rumored that the former “Ladies Of London” star Caroline Stanbury will be a member of the new franchise, as she moved to Dubai in 2016. During the appearance, Cohen said “well it’s a billionaire’s playground. you know, they’re gonna give the Beverly Hills women a run for their money.”

Cohen also said that the fans are making a “really fair point” by stating their concerns around the show. He also pointed out that it’s different when the show is based in Dubai versus when “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” took a cast trip to that city. Cohen further added, “Weirdly, if we expose people to it, won’t that be a significant conversation starter as opposed to never having the conversation?”

Shivangini Rawat

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