‘Jersey Shore’ Under Fire for Depiction of Italians

Mar 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

As MTV’s "Jersey Shore" begins airing in Italy, some Italians are unhappy with the show’s depictions of Italian-Americans, reports the New York Post.

A columnist in the Roman newspaper New Notzie wrote that the cast embodies "the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized," the story notes.

A preview of the show posted on MTV Italia’s website drew sharp comments as well, with one viewer noting, ""When I see this, I wonder whether [Osama] Bin Laden had a point," the article says. The piece adds that some Italians are also disturbed that the show will film part of next season in Italy.

Separately, the season finale for "Jersey Shore" drew 7.6 million viewers on MTV, reports EW.com’s InsideTV blog. That makes it the series’ highest-rated finale yet, the piece notes.


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