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Reality Star of Color Experiences Consequences When ‘Selling the OC’

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The author discusses a heated exchange between Brandi Marshall and Alex Hall, co-stars on the Netflix reality show “Selling the OC.” Marshall, the only Black person on the show, faced microaggressions from Hall, who defended her behavior by claiming it was part of her Italian heritage. Marshall explained that the behavior was inappropriate and could be interpreted as a threat. The confrontation highlighted the double standards and stereotypes faced by Black individuals in predominantly white spaces. The author criticizes the reality TV genre for incorporating token cast members of color without addressing systemic issues of racism. Marshall’s relationship with Hall has since deteriorated.

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