A national Italian-American organization is asking MTV to cancel its new show Jersey Shore before it starts airing. UNICO National, based in New Jersey, said that the reality show, set to premiere Dec. 3, builds on negative stereotypes and bad behavior — the show’s trailer promotes the “hottest, tannest, craziest guidos.” The show follows a group of people renting a beach house at the Jersey Shore. An MTV spokesperson said in a statement to EW: “Jersey Shore is a reality series that follows eight young adults spending their summer at the beach. The show continues MTV’s history of documenting various subcultures, rites of passage of young people, and the ways they self-identify. The Italian-American cast takes pride in their ethnicity. We understand that this show is not intended for every audience and depicts just one aspect of youth culture.”
MTV stands by 'Jersey Shore' despite Italian-American protest
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