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Italian Group BLASTS 'Mob Wives' -- 'It's a Disgrace!'

4/20/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The same Italian group that called Snooki "an embarrassment to the human race" is ripping on a new VH1 show about mafia wives -- telling us, damn thing's KILLING the reputations of Italian-Americans.

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A rep for the Italian interest group -- called UNICO National -- took no mercy on the new show ... telling TMZ, "Mob Wives" is "trash TV like 'Jersey Shore.' I hope it dies because no one watches it."

The rep adds, "We were mobsters and mafiosos with 'The Sopranos,' bimbos and buffoons with 'Jersey Shore,' and now we're back where we started. It's a disgrace."

Funny enough -- "The Sopranos" and "Jersey Shore" ... two of the most popular shows in TV history.


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Jackie    

Did you say "The Sopranos" and "Jersey Shore" ARE TWO POPULAR SHOWS IN HISTORY??....ARE YOU KIDDING OR DUMB AS THE SHOWS. I HAVE NEVER WATCHED ANY OF THE SHOWS, BUT SAW ADVERTS WHILE I WAS IN LA...ANYWAY AT LEAST IN EUROPE WE HAVE BETTER THINGS TO FOCUS ON THAN UNLIKE (FEW) OF YOU AMERICANS.

1096 days ago
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Ltbloomer38    

I have to admit that I watched the first episode and I am hooked already. I know that it is bad, but these chicks don't play! I have to at least see the first season.

1096 days ago
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Damon    

I think UNICO is actually a PR firm, that objects to shows to get them more attention;otherwise I would've never heard of this show!

1096 days ago
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Lovesausage    

How do you knock out an Italian?


You slam the toilet seat on their heads when they go for a drink of water.

1096 days ago
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kellyj    

I'm Italian and I love this show - the best thing VH1 has ever aired. Long live Mob Wives!

1096 days ago
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Jackie    

LOL...@Mighty.....and you assume Europe watch American shows?------meoah....don't fool yourself. We have local channels we find interesting.....PEACE DUDE:)

1096 days ago
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Jodi    

Saw this show yesterday. Chicks don't play. They put the Bad Girls Club to shame. lol

1096 days ago
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Lynn    

I watched the show and it was "ok". But, I understand the argument this group has made. It is definitely FULL of stereotypes. Unfortunately, that's not illegal. As long as the show gets good ratings, it will continue.

1096 days ago
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bunny    

Notice how the Italians have zero problems with Boardwalk Empire. Comparing the Sopranos and Jersey Shore together has to be a crime itself.

1096 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

wonder how much TMZ got paid to ad this show..they did it wiath jersey shore,they did it with sister wives..now this crap show.

1096 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

Damon 4 hours ago
I think UNICO is actually a PR firm, that objects to shows to get them more attention;otherwise I would've never heard of this show!
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I bet your right

1096 days ago
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david    

oh they need to shut up...they not sayin all italians act that way but some doo...face it...just like some black people are ghetto on tv and some are classy and nice...thats wat makes us all different!...to put a show bout nice italians all the time who never argue and dont fight would not b true...stop generalizing everyone in same category...mob wives i great who cares what they think...and ps the sopranos and jersey she shore ARE two of the most popular shows ever....FACE IT ITS A FACT!

1096 days ago
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Hello1234    

I watched this show and am hooked already, to think am african. Like someone said earlier these chicks dont play. They are tough and i like their new york drawl..(especially Renee)

1096 days ago
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ruth    

The Jews made it by laughing at themselves. Lighten up folks and enjoy the success

1096 days ago
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nic    

@jackie just because you havent seen them does not mean they are not popular.

1096 days ago
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