The first ever 100% Algerian reality show filming Algerian celebrities in Dubai, called « DZ in Dubai », triggered a wave of hatred, criticism and indignation on social networks, even before its broadcast. Algerian internet users even launched the hashtag « #boycottlesdzindubai » on twitter.
The new 100% Algerian reality show, a first of its kind, is already causing a lot of ink and spit across Algeria and in the virtual world. But the producers have given the general public some assurance. « The aim of the show is to highlight the values of mutual aid and solidarity, to enhance our community by proving that a programme of collective challenges can take place in a spirit of togetherness, without vulgarity or nudity, and in a collective and respectful spirit, » they explained.
If the content and the form of the show have caused some annoyance among Internet users, the candidates, for their part, promise a lot of humour and adventure through the videos posted on their social networks. It should be noted that this criticized show will see the participation of Algerian stars of social networks, rappers, including Soolking and Kader Japonais, but also former beauty ambassadors, such as Chanez Belaïd, former Miss Algeria or Melissa Aït Ali, Miss Amazigh of the world 2018, as well as the stuntman Bilel Madaci.
The Franco-Tunisian influencer and former French reality TV contestant, Sarah Fraisou, will also take part. However, the announcement of her participation in « DZ in Dubai » on her social network did not go down well with her community, especially with Algerians. She received strong criticism. The latter explained herself through a video, specifying that « there were no girls in swimming costumes and no stories of couples, we must stop panicking without having seen the concept, which is for an association in Algeria.
Moreover, a letter was even sent to the Minister of Culture, Malika Bendouda, to draw her attention. However, we will have to wait until June to get a more concrete idea of this programme broadcast on the Algerian audiovisual landscape.