Did you know that last night was the first time that Jersey Shore actually aired in Italy? I guess MTV wanted to give them a little time to get used to our patron saints of pickles and blow for when these kids head their way to film season four, and smart move, because Italy is not feeling it:
“They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized,” columnist Roberto Del Bove lamented in the Rome newspaper New Notzie.
A preview of the show posted on an MTV Italia Web page drew some of the sharpest comments.
“When I see this, I wonder whether [Osama] Bin Laden had a point,” wrote one nasty poster.
“Slicked hair, exaggerated narcissism, boundless love for the family and outlandish eccentricity” is how Snooki and company were described yesterday in another major Rome newspaper, Corriere della Sera.
Way harsh. Osama didn’t even know about Snooki when he made his first move. And have you seen The Situation’s body? That’s not exaggerated narcissism – if anything, it’s modesty. So save your judgement, Rome and tell me this: when was the last time you made anything as beautiful as Jersey Shore? I rest my case.