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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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Kathy    

Are the stars of these shows Italian? If so, why complain? They are who they are.

1249 days ago
32.

LongJohn69    

Wise up, VH-1! Unico only asks nice one time, then, "fugedabowdit".

1249 days ago
33.

Dennis Johnson    

Come on Italians you people are just like the rest of us good and bad.I must admitt that you people can be funny as hell when you want too.

1249 days ago
34.

Glinda    

I watch shows like Mafia Wives and The Sopranos, but I do not think all Italian-Americans are like that - not by a longshot. I can understand why Italian-Americans are concerned, though.

1249 days ago
35.

weese828    

Hooked. Love it.

1249 days ago
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Dominck    

I am one of those Italian-Americans that called to voice my concern about how Italians are being depicted on VH1 and MTV , how about depicting how the Italian Race has given more to the advancement of MANKIND then any other race has ( look up Roman Empire ) we have invented ( phone, telegraph, law of displacement and so on ) more then any other. We are more then gangsters.

1249 days ago
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jasonho09    

i watch "The Sopranos" and "Jersey Shore",and i have many friends that watch them,some love it some hate it,but i have never heard from the ones that hate it say its because their italian,UNICO needs to chill out

1249 days ago
38.

Mel    

I'm so over all of these niche groups wanting to rectify my assumed positions with their presumed-more-appropriate position.

1249 days ago
39.

Mel    

How does one invent law of displacement?

1249 days ago
40.

Your Funny    

The show will get cancelled after 1 season so why don't you people just calm down and get Library cards. Maybe you'll learn something.

1249 days ago
41.

Steve    

I love this show, and I'm Italian. This is called REALITY for A LOT of people. Get your panties out of their wad and get over it.

1249 days ago
42.

Mel    

Dominck 18 minutes ago

...Italian Race has given more to the advancement of MANKIND then any other race has ( look up Roman Empire ) we have invented ( phone, telegraph, law of displacement and so on ) more then any other. We are more then gangsters.
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Upon further inspection, let's review these things, shall we?

Roman Empire: Yes, invading and taking over other soveriegn nations is always a good example for an argument of advancing mankind.

phone: Invented by Alexander Graham Bell who was a born in Scotland but living in America.

telegraph: None of them invented by an Italian.

Law of Displacement: DISCOVERED by Wien, a German physicist.

Just sayin...

1249 days ago
43.

Mel    

How come there isn't a housewives non-for-profit somewhere that claims all of the "real housewives" shows are giving housewives across America a bad reputation?

1249 days ago
44.

kk22    

Join PETA with the overzealous organizations everyone thinks are fking insane...

1249 days ago
45.

whatsgoingon    

@Jackie. You can't have too much going on, you're commenting on here with the rest of us. :-)

1249 days ago
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