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1.26.2007

the fake maui

I've been hearing about this new MTV reality show, Maui Fever, which is causing a bit of controversy among real Maui residents who say the show's "sexual content and all-white cast gives viewers a skewed impression of their island": Locals object to MTV's new 'Maui Fever'. The show's seven main stars—two women and five men—are all Caucasian. That's funny, because according to the 2000 census, Maui County is 31 percent Asian, 10 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 22 percent mixed race. And whites are just 33 percent. But hey, this is MTV, where "reality" is just a funny word. Some folks have started an online petition protesting the show: Cancel Maui Fever