MTV's Jersey Shore Under Fire For Exploitation of Innocent Guidos


Slowly but surely, MTV has transformed The Real World from a house full of diverse young people to a laboratory that creates drunken meatheads for use in the Real World/Road Rules Challenge. Given that, perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that the channel took the format to its logical extreme with next month's Jersey Shore -- a docudrama about, and I quote, "the hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos" that New Jersey has to offer -- but one group of Italian-Americans is up in arms about the show (the trailer is excerpted after the jump).

From HuffPo:

UNICO National said Tuesday that "Jersey Shore" relies on crude stereotypes and highlights cursing, bad behavior and violence in depicting renters at a New Jersey beach house.

An MTV promo says the participants "keep their hair high, their muscles juiced and their fists pumping all summer long!"

UNICO President Andre DiMino calls the show "trash television."

That it may be, but I'm saving my protests until MTV engineers an even more outrageous Jersey Shore/What Not to Wear crossover. I'm envisioning a lot of snapped gum and snapped limbs.


  • Colander says:

    Just let it happen, UNICO. Just let it happen...

  • Daft Clown says:

    Throws Andre DiMino a 1-Up Mushroom so that he will stop acting so butt hurt.

  • dinalohan says:

    Can I get this with subtitles?

  • Why not just rename it "America's Next Top Limo Driver", or "The Real Casino Greeters of Piscataway" and get it over with?

  • Victor Ward says:

    Well, hello one night stand material.
    Who would have imagined that MTV would ripoff programming ideas from
    Well... everyone, I guess.

  • HwoodHills says:

    Mr. DiMino,
    re: "Guidos" on MTv.
    We can totally understand your shock and revulsion at their display of negative Italian stereotypes. It's a shame.
    Please feel free to join us for "The Sopranos" on A&E.
    M. Jones
    Programming Director
    A&E Television

  • FrancoisTrueFaux says:

    I'm glad someone is speaking up for the guidos, because we know they won't be standing up for their drunken, illiterate selves. Oh, are those the stereotypes DiMino is talking about?

  • Cmon Son says:

    When BET does it, people say we are too sensitive. What's the prob, Bob?

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