Stop the MADNESS of Jersey Shore
Italy is about to have a situation on its hands.
MTV’s popular “reality” television show “Jersey Shore” will be filming its third season from Italy. For those who are unfamiliar with the program, the show is about eight young Italian-Americans partying their lives away at the Jersey Shore.
Despite the raunchy content, many Americans have become enraptured with cast members Jenni Farley, Sammi Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole Polizzi, Mike Sorrentino, Angelina Pivarnick and Pauly DelVecchio.
Although “Jersey Shore” is wildly popular among American young people, frankly, “Jersey Shore” is a waste of channel space. The show’s outstanding trashiness represents all Jersey natives as being in need of anger management classes and a good bar of soap in their mouth. My first preference would be for this show to go down in flames, but if I can’t have that, then I will surely settle for the whole cast being moved to the other side of the world.
There have been “concerns over the image of Americans” because of “Jersey Shore” throughout America, according to Ashley Dvorkin of Fox 411.
Italian-American organizations are outraged by the show because they say that it has done enough damage their image. Now, they say, the show is deteriorating the image of Americans as a whole.
Cameras follow the cast as they live and work at the Jersey Shore (and Miami where the second season was shot). Much of the show is nothing but an endless stream of censored “bleeps,” drunken brawls and rampant debauchery.
MTV’s response to the protests of “Jersey Shore” demonstrates that they are obviously numb to the crudeness of the show.
“It will put a fresh spin on the show,” according to MTV regarding the “Jersey Shore” move to Italy.
MTV persists that it has earned the right to an audience expanded across the world.
MTV should alter its view of good entertainment television. Even though MTV thinks the move to Italy will be beneficial, I wonder if it will only cause more hostility towards the station.
“We are disappointed that this irresponsible programming will be brought to Italy…” Joseph V. Del Raso said in a statement to FOX411. Del Raso is the President of The National Italian- American Foundation.
We have seen enough of the excessive boozing and fighting. It is not wanted here or in Italy.
Del Raso describes the “Jersey Shore” audience as simply those that have a perverse curiosity. Although Italians may be snooping, no pun intended, to see what this show is about, they will recognize this show for what it is — and that is nothing good.
Carlo Sclafani, Co-President of the Westchester Coalition of Italian- American Organization is also distraught by the image being portrayed of his culture.
Sclafani’s organization, “does not support this kind of negative depiction of Italian Americans,” according to a Fox News article Jan. 26
Evidence clearly suggests that Italian-Americans are steamed up. Who blames them?
The founder of the National Organization of Italian American Women ended her interview with Fox News with a simple but sharp statement.
“I’m not sure which group is more pathetic: the show itself or those who watch it!”