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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.


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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Kate Provenzano    

The proper name the 'mob' is Cosa Nostra which for non Italian speakers it means our thing. Not Our thing that we share with our wives and children. Just saying.

978 days ago


wow comments and talk about theseladies being ugly???? Alot of haters out there and what is all the negative smack about! Like one person said then turn your channel wow thats a tough job huh???? I love this reality show and hey I don't watch reality tv????? Get out haters!!!!Love ya Renee and Drita ENJOY LADIES!!!!!!

976 days ago


This show is pretty amazing in it's own unique way. It allows people like me, someone who is absolutely not in those circles, see a side of life that is very real and, at times, incredibly disturbing. I've started to see the humanity in each character. For example, people get on Big Ang's case so much because she is so hardened looking. Well she has lived one hellish life and guess what, she is not a troublemaker. She is, in fact, the peacemaker, but anyone would look hard if they had those problems. I understand these shows, including "The Sopranos" and "Jersey Shore" (to name just a couple) can and do offend Italian people, but come on...these shows just provide insight into only one part of Italian lifestyle. Clearly this is not the "norm". Mob Wives allows us to see women who live very difficult lives that they were born into, and I can only imagine how hard it would be to truly leave and get out of it. I love watching this show. Now, "Jersey Shore" just got too stupid to watch. "The Sopranos" was just amazing and of the best ever shows made on tv. Check out my website for more commentaries and news:

968 days ago
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