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Monday, March 28, 2011

Italians Hate Jersey Shore, Of Course?

Alright so apparently to warm up Italians to the fact that the hit MTV show the Jersey Shore is shooting in Italy previous episodes of the show are beginning to hit the TV screens of Italians. And lo and behold, the Italians are pissed.

From Huffington Post:
The self-styled guidos and guidettes of "Jersey Shore" are headed to Italy, but they may not receive much of a warm welcome.

The hit MTV reality show, which features larger than life characters such as The Situation and Snooki, hard-partying twenty somethings proud of their mostly Italian genealogical and cultural heritage, has finally hit airwaves in Italy. And it's being met with outrage.

Roberto Del Bove, a columnist for a newspaper Rome, wrote that the show's stars "embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized," according to the NY Post. A number of other columnists and editorials have slammed the show, as have viewers speaking out over the internet.

The show received heavy criticism when it first came out in the United States in 2009; a national Italian-American organization, UNICO, called it "trash television."
The show's cast will head to Italy to film the fourth season, which reignited UNICO's anger. In January, they said, "People used to go to the circus to see the freak show – that is what this will be... It will not only hurt Italians but all Americans … their outrageous, reprehensible behavior will make us look like buffoons and bimbos."

I fucking hope MTV saw this coming. Like let's take the most insulting, stereotypical morons who think they are awesome and parade them in front of the culture they are helping to destroy. Seems like that'll go over well right MTV? Wrong. I wouldn't be surprised if the Italian police stop the cast at the airport and either send them back to New Jersey on the first thing with wings, or kill them. I'm voting for the former because I'm not Italian and love watching morons destroy an entire heritage just for shits and their 15 minutes of fame.

Excellent representation of Italian culture, bro

But seriously, there is no possible way MTV thinks this little of Italians right? I mean it's like a black guy saying he's Irish on St. Patties Day or something. Maybe there will be a mafia hit at some point. That's just good TV.

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