Italians Up in Arms over MTV Show Jersey Shore
UNICO is not happy about the depiction of Italian-Americans on MTV’s newest reality show, Jersey Shore.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
Drinking, partying, hooking up: the premise of MTV’s new show, Jersey Shore, sounds the same as any number of reality shows currently on TV with one main difference. It’s cast members are comprised of overtanned, hairsprayed New Jersey “guidos,” and MTV’s use of the derogatory term for lower-class Italian-Americans has one group up in arms.
UNICO, an Italian-American service organization, has called the show, which airs on Dec. 3, “trash television” and wants it cancelled.
“This type of programming represents a direct affront and attack by MTV on the character of Italian Americans, the fourth-largest ethnic group in America. Neither this attack, nor any similar attack on any other ethnic group, should ever be tolerated,” stated UNICO President Andre DiMino. Go to PopEater to read more on this story. (PopEater)