Jersey Shore is a new MTV reality show combining elements of The Real World with elements of Hot Chicks with Douchebags. Some people are very excited about this. And others, especially UNICO, an Italian-American service organization, are not. The group’s president, Andre Dimino, has asked MTV to pull the show because it perpetuates the stereotype of young Italian men as mindless drunk oafs with more hair gel than brain cells.
“Trash television sells, and they’d be more interested in making money than how they’re offending a great group of people,” Dimino says. Weighty ethnic issues aren’t really our thing, so here’s the show’s trailer so you can decide for yourself.
’Jersey Shore’ offends Italian-American group; president protests use of ‘Guido’ [Star-Ledger]