MTV's Jersey Shore Irks Italian-Americans
Stereotypes in 'Jersey Shore' are damaging, says UNICO
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2009 1:50 PM CST

(Newser) – The young Italian-American stars of MTV’s upcoming reality show Jersey Shore are celebrated in a promo as the “hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos” this side of Parsippany. Ick, says Italian-American group UNICO. They may well “keep their hair high, their muscles juiced and their fists pumping all summer long,” as the ad promises, but this breed of “trash television” traffics in stereotypes and should never see broadcast, the group’s president tells the New York Daily News. What? an MTV spokeswoman demurs. The cast “takes pride in their ethnicity.”