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'Jersey Shore' Scares Off Another Sponsor

12/7/2009 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Call it the "Domino's Effect" -- another sponsor is following the pizza giant's lead and getting the hell out of "Jersey Shore"

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TMZ has learned American Family Insurance noticed their ads running during the premiere episode of the MTV reality show last week -- an episode that "outraged" one major Italian group -- and immediately called the network to make sure it doesn't happen again.

A rep for the insurance company tells us, "Since our relationship with MTV was in its final days, we took the simple and prudent step of asking MTV to not air any more ... promos during 'Jersey Shore' reruns over the weekend. MTV stated they would comply with the request."

The move opens yet another spot for advertisers looking to sell hair gel, fist-pumping instructional DVDs, tribal tats, pink eye remedies, more hair gel, Drakkar Noir, eye-brow waxing kits, and yes ... even more hair gel.

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mel    

1st!

1695 days ago
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madisonavekid    

does any body wants to watch this mess plus no one is from jersey!!!

1695 days ago
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Not Impressed    

OK just out of curiosity took a peek at this show last night, OMG what a bunch of lunatics! I don't watch too much reality t.v. but these idiot were ricdulous pls tell me this show is skripted

1695 days ago
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realitybaby    

wow I watched this and COULD NOT STOP - the girls are really stupid drunk trashy girls who make it with anything and then dont remember what they did LOLLLLL - that's is not the sign of INTELLIGENCE CHICKIES! Also, when did bartending become such an accomplished position in life?

1695 days ago
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michaelacarterallen    

FIRST!!!!TIGER WOODS NEEDS SOME HELP!!!!!!!!!OMG..INTERVENTION...HOARDERS!!!!!! SOMEBODY!!!!!WILT CHAMBERLAIN......WTF????????

1695 days ago
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Enrique    

who cares, the show is great! They should look for hair gel sponsors and tanning product companies to fill in for the lost sponsors!

1695 days ago
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fernando    

i love love this show!...chrome soda should sponser them!

1695 days ago
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Non-Believer    

Best show on tv right now. Anyone who lives in the NYC metro area knows people that act just like this. MTV should do a "winter" version when these clowns spend a few weeks at a ski resort. Hmmm what's MTV's phone #

1695 days ago
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Sarah    

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1695 days ago
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JoeyPorsche    

I really don't get the "outrage" by Italian-Americans.

People like this do exist. As a native New Yorker, I can tell you that there is a large subculture in the tri-state area of young people exactly like this. Do they represent all Italian-Americans? - of course not.

Not every white guy from the South is a pick-up driving hillbilly, but they too exist. Not every young black kid from the inner city is a wanna-be rapper, but they too exist. Stereotypical segements exist in all cultures and have been portrayed on tv and in film. What's the big deal?

Plus the show is hilarious!

1695 days ago
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Jack    

An idiot on the show who calls himself "The Situation." Come on, it's a joke. Only losers would go on the show and that's what MTV got. Advertisers and Italian groups should lighten up. All Italians aren't like that, only about half.

1695 days ago
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Qragsdale    

Welcome to how we felt when the first "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" aired...

1695 days ago
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jaddedkitten    

I love everything about this hot mess of a show it better not get cancelled.

1695 days ago
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L.A.    

I wonder which girl on the show will be sold out by and ex hook up that has nude pics and or videos,, Anti up ex's,,,we know these good Italian girls have quite the portfolio of "material"..lol

1695 days ago
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Melinda    

Being a Jersey girl for 43 years, I watched this show just to check it out, expecting to hate it. The initial introductions showed super obnoxious kids. But when they got into their living conditions, they were just -- normal young adults. I found them to be decent kids. They're just typically dramatic at times, typically foul-mouthed at times, but overall good kids. Many people in their early 20s are highly sexually experimental and that's nothing new.

So, I see nothing wrong with this show at all. A lot of NJ and NY kids identify their Italian heritage this way and like every generation, it's morphed. So what's the problem?

1695 days ago
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