Even though Jersey Shore was an outrage to the Italian American community, an Italian network has just picked up the first season of the series. It will start airing on March 22, so get ready to find out that Snooki was found floating in some river on March 23rd. Maybe the 24th. Who can be sure?
The show was so offensive to Italians in the US that the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission wrote to Viacom (MTV’s parent company) asking them to pull the plug on the “reality series” that follows self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes”. They cited the show as being both “offensive” and “inaccurate”.
Personally, I think the level of idiocy that the cast displayed made it clear that they were not representatives of any community except maybe the lowest common denominator. If anyone should be offended by Jersey Shore, it’s the color orange.