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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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31.

Scudrunner51    

#10, AV, go to Little Italy & say that......The show is an embarrassment to any intelligent person. I've watched it & found it to be completely devoid of any sence other than a bunch of 'marbled' mouth kids...6-packs & hooters....something the kids seem to thrive on. There is no befefit from it at all. #15, Europeans already think Americans are stupid. This show will confirm it.....

1182 days ago
32.

audree    

15 mins wayyy past up come on now can we get some decent reality shows about important world changing for the better shows alreaddddyyyy!! Ane we wonder why the world and the youth are in bad shape. Just sayin!

1182 days ago
33.

Solaera    

18.
maybe because 9/10 of them are not even italian..snooki was adopted and is of middle eastern decent.how does that equate to a guido?

Lol, Snooki is Chilean. She is South American, not middle eastern.

Just how is American going to look any more ridiculous by filming in Italy? The Shore kids don't act any more ridulous than any other group of American youths. Maybe if America is ashamed of it's youth we should have raised our kids better, not blame MTV for it.

1182 days ago
34.

en Todo Momento!!    

dang! well if real italians are outraged by the jersey shore crew, then something is really wrong in the world!!!

1182 days ago
35.

FABIO    

I thought Italians liked meatballs???

1182 days ago
36.

I'dtagthat-is-gay-all-day    

Oh please! Who cares -- This is how eyetalians do behave
So stop being A-holes if you are so offended

1182 days ago
37.

luvmylogan@gmail.com    

I can think of A LOT of shows that are A LOT worse than this. There are a lot of shows where the people act and do stupid things. Real World for one and they don't get all this stupid back lash....... Jersey Shore is just entertaining tv! They aren't representing every American or Italian! So stupid for people to get so mad. Don't like, then don't watch. Honestly think someone will watch and say oh my gosh every American/Italian is like this!..... Uh no. If they do they're stupid.

1182 days ago
38.

Ivana Tinkle    

TMZ- you need to do a poll to find out how many agree with UNICO.
I personally do! The Jersey Shore cast should be required to put a sign around their necks stating "Americans DO NOT act like we do."
Americans have a bad enough rap as it is!

1182 days ago
39.

Shea    

WTF? Now people in a reality show can't travel to Italy?

I don't even watch them but I do think their detractors need to give it a rest.

It's not like their travelling to Palermo to see how the Mafia is coming along in Sicily.

Or are they? LOl now that would be cool.
Loved Tony Soprano.

1182 days ago
40.

Danielle     

As an Italian-American, I find the 'Jersey Shore' kids to be an embarrassment. Programs like this not only hurt the Italian-American community, but all Americans. For the few times I have been out of the country, I was a victim to these awful stereotypes. However, I do not look or act like these buffoons.

Still, I do not believe in censorship. If people are willing to watch, so let it be.

1182 days ago
41.

all about the money    

Not to mention many American's hope they go to Italy and piss off the locals and end up with a Sicilian neckties.

1182 days ago
42.

NICOLE    

THe UNICO organization they are totally right. We need to keep our low class shows in here. We love to watch only garbage so our brain is becoming more and more useless. A nation that don't use common sense and intelligence it's easily controlled.

1182 days ago
43.

Spot    

I thought that the Soprano's and the Jersey Shore people were exact and accurate examples of Italians.

There not ???? TV has been deceiving us ???

I guess the people who run TV just hate real Italians.

1182 days ago
44.

Jim Deen    

So, when Italians are portrayed as murderous mafia thugs, it's OK. But if they're drunken party sluts, fury!! Shut up. There are worse things in the world than these orange toolbags.

1182 days ago
45.

Freda_67    

Finally there may be some light at the end of the tunnel!! Maybe they'll like Italy so much they'll stay there! Good riddance sluts.

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