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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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76.

Mary    

So if everyone else commenting agrees that the Jersey Shore cast is worthless, why are they being paid so well to get drunk, act stupid, and be idiots? Is this what our country has turned to for entertainment?

1264 days ago
77.

Mary    

I think MTV has gone away from their roots! They are just about making money on reality TV and they have nothing to do with music anymore. The Jersey Shore is nothing but garbage. Next they are doing this "Skins" show which is again nothing but garbage. I could care less if the Jersey Shore cast goes to the North Pole. I will not watch such trash..........

1264 days ago
78.

bring back recent posts    

I think tlc and mtv should hook up with sarah in alaska and go on a friendly camping trip, and oh ya..bring the chick who likes to sleep with her blowdryer and makes sure its the only blowdryer at the campsite..that would b soooooooo much fun watchin the girls and guys trying to fight her to get it..then Sarah can take over with a gun to stop it all!

1264 days ago
79.

Verita    

Lame MTV strikes again. Bravo sent the NJ housewives to Italy, TLC sent the Cake Boss to italy, so MTV will send their freaks to Italy. At least cake boss and the NJ HWs ARE of italian descent and speak the language. These skanks are Chilean, Irish, Puerto Rican, Polish. Jackass little media whores posing as Italian Americans. Hilarious. Good thing they have Vinny who may actually be an Italian American!

I'm 100% Italian American and my relatives in Italy barely consider me an Italian. They will just laugh at the American orange trash cafone! Can American get any dumber?

1264 days ago
80.

anne    

This show has done more to hurt the image of Italians than "The Godfather." Why the Italian-American League hasn't protested more strongly, I don't know. These freaks would be embarassing for any ethnic group and I don't blame some people in Italy not wanting them there. It's embarassing enough for Americans to have them on TV.

1264 days ago
81.

Joao    

UNICO is absolutely right. MTV has merchandised on insulting Italian, I can assure you, there will never be similar production insulting JEWS. Hollywood engaged in similar successful attacks against Blacks, until eventually Blacks adopted their depictions as their persona. From MTV's inception there were substantiated criticisms of its refusal to prominently feature black performers-despite their popularity. It was not until the criticism's volume was spiked that MTV was FORCED to rethink it's programming decision.

As go anything Hollywood, you have to hit those JEWS in the pocketbook to get their attention.

BOYCOTT JERSEY SHORE [won't be a problem here, never seen it]

1264 days ago
82.

anonymous    

Sooooooooooo I guess the single most important qualification for being on the show is that you have to be physically ugly?????? That fatty Snookie is so fat she doesn't even have a neck. The guys are freaking trolls. The one girl is pretty, but DAAANNNNGGG!

1264 days ago
83.

Lucia    

It is going to be funny to see them here where they proclaim they are Italians and they do not know a word in Italian... Italians won't see them as part of them... Mi dispiace!!! They are wayyyyyyyyyy too vulgar!!!

1264 days ago
84.

veronica    

thats good they going over there lets see who dont make it back the only two who could make it over there is dj boy and vinny the rest they r a bunch of herbs situation old ass needs a wake up call that he is fuggly and snooks a hot mess aand jblow thats 1ugly bitch sorry your dog is cute but not u even your fake tits dont help u or your weave is bad you r ugly girl now for the drama queen and her boble head man that his shirts look like he went pauy-d closet and stole one his shirt yah two as a couple not good when yah with the shore crew and girl block your face and stop pulling hair and swing i **** that bitch up shes not a big girl only her fake tits thank god pauly didnt hit that **** u dont know if thats a man the new girl cool and not least yah all need to keep yah ears open 4 situation 2face and liar and hatter he talks so much **** about yah then when it comes time 2 confront him he dont know ****

1264 days ago
85.

c-money    

TO BE HONEST IT WAS THE UNICO THAT THIS SHOW SO FAMOUS... NOT ALOT PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT THE SHOW UNTIL THEY RELEASED THEIR BOYCOT STATEMENT

1264 days ago
86.

Kim    

You know what is annoying me???????!?!?!?!?!
Why these Italians are making this show about them..I am a loyal watcher of the Jersey Shore and they do NOT glorify, or represent the fact that they are Italian..Yes some of the kids on the show are Italian but the show does not call it the Italian Shore, or Guido Mania!!!! Please Unico get over yourself!!!

1264 days ago
87.

Vince    

Italians should be upset - that snookie and company are the most beautiful Italian girls they could find. What a low-lot bunch of ho's. Snookie is pathetic!

1264 days ago
88.

Nikkcolle    

@ GEL "I understand what you are saying, but not everyone around the world watches Jersey Shore, or has it available...therefore they are still representing the U.S. with their deplorable, obnoxious, arrogant, shameful behavior. Everyone in the U.S. does know they are morons...other people around the world who aren't familiar with the show will simply see obnoxious Americans."

That is why I said reality TV as a whole not US reality TV. I do think Italians are bright enough to see that it in fact IS a reality TV show since there will be cameras following them.

1264 days ago
89.

X    

Oh come on, they don't represent America or all Italian-Americans. Let's lighten up a bit, shall we?

1264 days ago
90.

Bubbles The Chimp    

This is funny. If this actually happens (doubt it), every 'real' male and female Italian will probably be picking on these fakes if they are not contained in filming barriers.

1264 days ago
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