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Italian Group:

'Jersey Shore' Was Offensive

12/4/2009 4:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

MTV told Italian American groups to hold judgment on the new reality show "Jersey Shore" until they saw an episode ... well, the wait is over -- and the outrage flood gates have blown wide open.

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After last night's debut episode of the reality show, UNICO National -- the "Largest Italian American Service Organization in the USA" -- claims they "can't keep up with the volume of calls" from "outraged" Italian Americans.

TMZ spoke with a rep from the group who told us, "I suffered through all 120 mins of that show and it was worse than I imagined."

The rep added, "Italian Americans are OUTRAGED and they are helping us reach out to sponsors to ask them to stop advertising with MTV until they agree to pull Jersey Shore."

For those unfamiliar with the show -- imagine "The Hills" on steroids, dipped in bronzer, and slathered in hair gel ... only more addicting.

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Balls has no Balls    

Hello.

1783 days ago
2.

Rick    

Guidos are real and it is not a stereotype. I went to a majority italian high school, it is all true. They are buffoons.

1783 days ago
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Allen Ridak    

Fugetaboutit!!

1783 days ago
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But.    

FIST PUMPS! OH YEAHH!!!

1783 days ago
5.

LD    

LOL

1783 days ago
6.

kim    

These kids are who they are. How dare Italians judge them & not want to be associated with them because they dont like how they act. Are they discriminating against their own kind? and kids to boot?! They are Italian period!

1783 days ago
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celebutaunter77    

I don't get it. Is this reality show about people who AREN'T Itallian-Americans making fun of Itallian-Americans, or is it about Itallian-Americans being Itallian-Americans, and they just don't like it?
That's like teenagers being upset that MTV has a show about 16 year olds. Hmm, ya, don't get it.

1783 days ago
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Tommy D    

Affliction tee shirts, hair gel, and douche baggery know no race, color or creed. These fist pumping tools are real and they are everywhere on the Jersey shore.

1783 days ago
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me    

HA!! OH my gosh this is just a show for entertainments sake! these kids are tools. of mtv, so what? so are the hills? the hills are about a bunch of dimwitted california types! but to those that think this is what NJ is about...you are dumb and ignorant to believe some stupid MTV show!

Lori from NJ

1783 days ago
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Non-Believer    

That ain't nuttin. Try filming in Bay Ridge Brooklyn or Bayside Queens. Guido ground zero. Marone!

1783 days ago
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fame ho    

These kids act like most kids today....and anyone who doesn't think so must be blind. They are just a bit more animated.

1783 days ago
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Sandiec    

it was more like Real World on on steroids, dipped in bronzer, and slathered in hair gel. That show was nothing like the Hills, come on now.

1783 days ago
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jong    

you dont like the show? change the channel. this is america, freedom of speech and land of the free. so what if youre outraged, the times have changed way back 3 decades ago

1783 days ago
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Randy Spears    

1783 days ago
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doc murry    

well the italians do make good pizza and spagetti so whats their beef???

1783 days ago
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