‘Dubai Bling’, the Netflix reality show that promises to take viewers inside the lives of ten millionaire residents of Dubai, has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that the cast members were forced to give up their “moral rights”. According to a contract obtained by Arabian Business, ‘Different Productions’, the show’s production company, made cast members waive their “moral rights” in exchange for participation in the show. This means that the production company has the unlimited right to edit, copy, alter, add to, take from, adapt or translate the programme, and the cast members have irrevocably given up any benefits that they might have under “moral rights” or similar laws.
While this news is troubling, it’s not the only issue that ‘Dubai Bling’ is facing. The contract also revealed that the cast members are only paid $2,500 per episode, which confirms recent reports by Arabian Business. Furthermore, the cast members will only receive a 5% pay increase for each season, despite the fact that the show is already filming its second season, with a possible third on the horizon.
As you can imagine, this news has caused quite a stir. Cast members are reportedly demanding considerably higher sums for public appearances, but the public reveal of their salaries has caused embarrassment. The show has also been mired in controversy after a cast member was fired, and Netflix has launched an investigation to find out who leaked the salary information.
Despite all this drama, ‘Dubai Bling’ remains a popular show on Netflix, with viewers tuning in to catch a glimpse of the lavish lifestyles of the wealthy residents of Dubai. With its stunning locations, extravagant parties, and glamorous cast, ‘Dubai Bling’ is the ultimate guilty pleasure for those who want to live vicariously through the ultra-rich.
So if you’re looking for some entertainment that’s both scandalous and luxurious, ‘Dubai Bling’ is the show for you. Just don’t expect the cast members to be paid as well as you might have thought!