Australian Soap Opera Neighbours Welcomes First Indian Family

The classic Australian soap opera, Neighbours, is best known for featuring now well known cast members, like Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Natalie Imbruglia but now they’re introducing their first all-Indian family–and not every fan is happy: “Melbourne-born of Indian descent, Sachin Joab is part of the long-running TV soap’s attempt to tackle perceptions the show is too white and doesn’t represent modern Australia….Neighbours staff…were forced to remove several racist posts from fans angry a non-Anglo-Saxon family would become show regulars, writing ‘that racism and small-mindedness won’t be tolerated.” Racism, it’s not just an American thing!

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