Italian-American Group Wants MTV to Dump "Jersey Shore"

The group calls the show "trash television"

By Hasani Gittens
|  Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009  |  Updated 11:49 AM EDT
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Protestors Call MTV "Jersey Shore" Reality Show a Disgrace

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The cast of MTV's new show "Jersey Shore."

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A new show coming to MTV has people in the Garden State furious about how they're portrayed.
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Fughedaboutit.

That's the message an Italian-American group has for MTV and the cable network's plans to air a reality show that depicts Jersey shore beachgoers as the "hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos."

UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the country, 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.

A MTV promo describes the participants thusly: "They keep their hair high, their muscles juiced and their fists pumping all summer long!"

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

The show is scheduled to debut Dec. 3, but there was no immediate comment from MTV.

From the trailer, it looks like the drama will unfold in a house on the shore, where muscle-loving men do pull-ups from the ceiling, couples throw punches and scream like banshees while bikini-wearing babes nap in tanning beds and fret over way-too long nails and hair. 

The dialog sounds particularly clever -- "I'm ripped up like Rambo," "I'm hot," and "Don't be a hater" -- with scintillating visuals like a dude with sweaty armpits pumping his fist aggressively in the air. 

If you want a sneak peak, watch the video below.
 

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