Despite the fact there is a fair bit of other shit going on in the world, a Byron Bay ‘local’ has today decided to hit out at the new Netflix show for their portrayal of ‘her town.’ 

Speaking to The Advocate from her comfortable, outrageously priced 4 bedder a few hundred metres from the beach, Bronte Vaucluse said she’s quite frustrated with Byron Bae’s depiction of the former whaling town.  

The linenfluencer who moved from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney to the region during the height of the Pangolin’s Revenge last year, said she hates the way outsiders feel like they can commercialise Byron. 

“This is a beautiful, spiritual place that people from Sydney and Melbourne are trying their best to ruin,” sighed Vaucluse, who moved to the region to pursue influencing as a full-time source of income – and reduce the cost on her family’s generational wealth. 

“It’s just sad. And a show like Byron Bae’s is not great for our home,” continued the 8th generation Eastern Suburbs resident who has helped price local families out of the town. 

“Why couldn’t they have focused more on real stories, like the people who work in the local store who I refuse to talk to cause they don’t look like they’ve come from Sydney.” 

“Or something more relatable like my friends who all just moved up here.” 

The daughter of an art gallery owner and a surgeon explained that she’s worried that because of the show, people won’t be moving to the former whaling outpost for the right reasons. 

“I don’t want Byron to get spoiled,” continued the young woman who seemingly has no idea of what Byron was like a couple of decades ago. 

“I don’t want it to lose its soul.” 

“For a spiritual person like me, that would be devastating.”

However, one man who has been in the region for a few generations said he actually couldn’t care less about the fallout from Byron Baes. 

The man named Rex Carney told us that after years of full-blown medical skepticism, protests about phone towers, land falling into the ocean, actual locals being priced out of the area they’ve spent their lives in, and endless waves of influencers rolling into town, a little reality TV series ain’t going to matter in the long run. 

“It’s funny. Who cares,” he laughed. 

“Maybe these so-called locals are a bit worried that it’s a bit of a reflection on their effect on the town,” said Rex. 

“After we’ve had people out on the street calling our government a protection racket for Bill Gates and demanding telephone towers to be pulled down, I don’t think a TV show is going to damage the perception people have of this town,” he laughed. 

“Grow up.” 


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