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'Jersey Shore' Italy Trip --

Italian Group FURIOUS!

1/25/2011 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The "Jersey Shore" road trip to Italy will only serve to make the locals look like "buffoons and bimbos" ... this according to a very pissed off Italian-American organization.

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TMZ spoke to a rep for UNICO -- a massive Italian American interest group -- who tells us they're furious with MTV's decision to shoot Season 4 in the old country ... saying, "People used to go to the circus to see the freak show – that is what this will be."

The rep adds, "It will not only hurt Italians but all Americans … their outrageous, reprehensible behavior will make us look like buffoons and bimbos."

As TMZ first reported, UNICO was the first group to call for a boycott of the show -- claiming it's a "denigration" of Italian Americans.

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151.

Karla    

It's ridiculous to call Italy the "old" country in the first place and in the second place Italians understand Italo-Americans are Americans of Italian descent. There is no expectation they'll show up there and fit in the culture... much less speak the language. UNICO National would do well to meet with this group before they go to provide them with an orientation on Italian culture and customs if they are so concerned.

1262 days ago
152.

Tom    

Italy...please take them from us..PLEASE!! If not, can you at least beat the b-Jesus our of em?

1262 days ago
153.

Tom    

Italy...please take them from us..PLEASE!! If not, can you at least beat the b-Jesus out of em?

1262 days ago
154.

Tom    

"Dr. Michael J. Eula"...Get Over Yourself!!!

1262 days ago
155.

LG    

No one can stop this international "train-wreck." This is just going to make everyone look bad -- Americans, Italian-Americans, Americans living abroad and Italians. The sad thing is that there are impressionable teens and twenty-somethings in Italy who will probably like these idiots and emulate them and even befriend them. The cast will probably make sensational headlines in the Italian press as well as the international press and garner an even larger following internationally. It's frustrating that after a hundred years of working hard to become accepted as Americans, Italian-American families will now be represented over-seas by these people. I'm sure that most Italians in Italy will find them as annoying and obnoxious as most of us do and to make matters worse... Italy will have to deal with international image-control/damage-control as well, because in many places where Italians are not well-known these Jersey idiots will become viewed as representations of Italy as well. You just gotta love the destructive power of TV right now. Anything for a buck...

1262 days ago
156.

Mel    

Half of them aren't even Italian! UNICO is a tomato sauce and most people in the world already have bad thoughts of Americans, wow this should help out lol

1262 days ago
157.

elilan    

i spend a fair amount of time in Italy for business and i can't imagine why this would be a good idea. the jersey shore cast is NOT going to like this experience any more than the italians will like having them in the country. mtv did not do their homework on this. italy & italians make no fuss about not liking gauche americans and the italian lifestyle is the exact opposite of what the jersey shore kids are in to. excessive, loud, gaudy, drunk americans are NOT appreciated or catered to. they will be treated like a bad smell in the air.

1262 days ago
158.

RabbleRouser    

Did anyone ever stop to think about the connection between the rise in popularity of this show- along with 1000's of birds falling from the sky- and fish and other forms of sea life dying in record numbers?

1262 days ago
159.

Natalie    

This is what really annoys me.....Half of these idiots are not even Italian! Honestly, if I were to choose people to represent my heritage it would not be these "jerkoffs"!

1262 days ago
160.

Susanne    

YES, send them over to Italy. There is NO BETTER way to make the Americans look stupid. The Euro's will eat it up.

1262 days ago
161.

JM    

YEH JERSEY SHORE!!! GTL FOR LIFE!!!!

1262 days ago
162.

USAF Chick    

I can't believe all of these people act like fools...treat each other and almost every person they encounter like sh*t, and the networks pay them to do so. It is a disgrace to the human race. I make great money, have a masters degree, I have worked through 2 rounds of Breast Cancer, I am good to people and raising 2 wonderful girls...I wonder if when they decide to grow up they will be able to feel proud of all they have truely accomplished in life, and it be something they are proud to share with thier children...if they ever decide to BREED. Ugh, utterly disgusting.

1262 days ago
163.

KAM    

PLEASE DON'T SEND THOSE IDIOTS BACK TO US HERE IN THE USA

1262 days ago
164.

jax24    

UNICO get a life and quit crying. They have nothing else better to do huh??

1262 days ago
165.

Marvin    

Why isn't Sammi standing next to Ronnie in this pic? Did she finally dump that dumb greaseball? I see Pauly D is still sporting the Eraser Head look.

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