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Nonetheless, Xie writes in his column on cn that none of these values is really below the average values of today's Chinese society.
“The women who appear on the shows have low tastes,” writes Xie, “but how can a country of tainted milk, drainage oil cooking, vaccine failures and fake history produce real princesses?
While some believe that these shows represent new Chinese values, there are many ready to disagree.
“I believe the majority of people respect honesty and true love although there are many people who worship money in reality,” says a Sohu user from Guiyang.
White women range from those so intrigued by black men that it veers into fetish to those so reluctant to date black men that it feels more racist than preference-driven.
These are generalizations, of course, but they are attitudes that I've personally encountered.
“The reason we like watching them is because the real life conflicts are super sized on the shows.” A comment by Sohu netizen Sus An expesses another idea shared among netizens.
“On the shows they say a lot of things that people only dare to say in their dreams,” says Sus An.
Although everyone loves poking fun at contestant on reality TV shows, people have started to question whether these money worshipers represent the values in today's Chinese society or have just been selected for ratings.
“It's not about really finding a match, but rather having a debate, a staged debate.” Cao continues that he believes that views expressed by these shows are meant to clash and don’t actually represent mainstream society values.