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MTV Reality Show Jersey Shore Gets Protests, Death Threats, and Loses Advertisers

Buzz In: What Do You Think of Jersey Shore?

MTV's new reality show Jersey Shore has been courting controversy since its inception. The Real World-style setup features male and female cast members who proudly refer to themselves as "Guidos" and "Guidettes," which has angered advertisers and Italian-American groups.

Now things are getting scarier with MTV staffers getting death threats, and you have to wonder if it's all worth it. I watched the premiere and this week's episode, and while I admit it's addictive, it feels like the worst kind of entertainment. Though I find the housemates annoying and stereotypical, it makes me feel weird that MTV is setting them up for the audience to laugh at them, not with them. Are you watching and loving Jersey Shore — or avoiding it?

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mrsld mrsld 7 years
These people are the reason I do not set foot in Seaside during the summer! But I think that Stacey cakes said it best "Trash-tastically hilarious..."
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
:ROTFL: Stacy Cakes you are sooo right!!
clareberrys clareberrys 7 years
I watch the show because it reminds me of about 1/3 of the people I went to college with. We laughed at them then and we are laughing at them now. Its just funny to know that there are actually people in the world like this!!! And youre right annebreal - it is awful that people were making fun of that. I saw the preview for it for next weeks show and that guy hit her really hard. Apparently he was a NY school teacher and has since lost his job and had to relocate.
care0531 care0531 7 years
I usually watch a reality and show and not matter how bad I usually get sucked in and watch for an outcome but I tried watching the first episode and I couldn't watch finish watching it had to shut it off. The fact that there are real people like that in this world gives me the hebbie jeebies!
misskimberly misskimberly 7 years
I enjoy the show, in part because guidos make me nostalgic for my Twilo clubbing days. I enjoy trainwrecks.
annebreal annebreal 7 years
I find it interesting that in a female-centric blog no one's brought up the fact that one of the female castmates gets decked by a guy at a bar, and it made the internet rounds as a hilarious clip until MTV claims they will yank it from next week. Airing a woman getting assaulted for laughs, to me, is worse than some spray tans and being trashy.
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
they are totally being set up and they dont even get they are a joke.
LulaMelissa LulaMelissa 7 years
The worst show ever! Who comes up with this stuff!
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
i must say that it is complete mtv garbage. i'm not a fan of the hills or the city. but in some sadistic way, i somewhat enjoy laughing at the cast of jersey shore. it's so wrong of me. i guess that's what happens when good shows are on hiatus... :(
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 7 years
Trash-tastically hilarious...
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Trash, trash, trash.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 7 years
This show is such a train wreck I can't help but watch it.It's so bad it's good.
Food Food 7 years
Cultural decay indeed. My guy and I cannot believe someone calls himself The Situation.
babaloo babaloo 7 years
These people are a joke. Cutural decay continues.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I haven't watch it, nor plan on it. I'm not a big fan of MTV. Its shows are trashy and annoying, I have never been able to watch a full episode of the Hills with out wanting to hit one of those girls, they seem so stupid, frivolous and ignorant.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
trash. kismekate took the words outta my mouth :)
kismekate kismekate 7 years
Also -- why are they all so unattractive? This is like the trailer trash version of The Real World!
kismekate kismekate 7 years
This show is TRASH, just like most of the shows that MTV has created in the recent years. I don't understand what these people on this show are thinking -- do they realize that everyone watching them thinks that they are low down dirty scum of the earth? I can't imagine how ashamed and embarrassed their parents are -- or anyone from the Jersey Shore. I've been there -- and it's not the nicest place -- but who the hell is gonna wanna go there now thinking that everyone from Jersey acts like this?
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