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New Nickelodeon Movie

Italian-American Org.

Demands Boycott

5/25/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nickelodeon
is brainwashing your kids to think Italians are all bootlegging mafiosos and it MUST be stopped -- so says a pissed off Italian-American advocacy group, demanding parents BOYCOTT Nick's new flick.

The Italian-American One Voice Coalition -- a major national org. fighting against negative Italian-American stereotypes -- is peeved over the TV movie, "Nicky Deuce" ... set to bow on May 27th. 

FYI :The flick is about a dorky Italian-American teenager who transforms himself into a mobster (to be cool, duh) ... just like his Italian-American uncle, who has mafia ties. Like "The Sopranos" with kids.

But One Voice tells TMZ ... this "trash television" is an affront to their culture, meant to "brainwash a new generation with an insidious and hurtful stereotype of Italian Americans."

"It is beyond reprehensible that Nickelodeon would so grossly abdicate any semblance of corporate responsibility and target young children with a biased, stereotypical movie."

They add, "We are appealing to all parents to not have their children watch this garbage."

Now here's the trailer. You decide ...

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Luna    

Jersey Shore stayed on for 6 seasons. Where were these people when we had to endure snooki and her trashy ways all that time.

519 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

The Funniest Thing About Italians Is That Italians Are 100% Latinos Just Like Brazilians Are 100% Latinos But Italians Don't Know They Are 100% Latinos...

519 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Italians Are NOT Hispanics But They Are 100% Latinos.......Somebody Should Tell Them...

519 days ago
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Mary P    

It looked stupid to me. I didn't think so because of the stereotype - I just don't think I'd want my kids watching a kid trying to get into the mafia as a big joke, with half the cast of the Sopranos and hugging naked uncles in the tub. The whole thing was just.... bizarre and dumb. It's like trying to make a Real Sex show geared towards kids or something.

519 days ago
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LAPartyMcSage    

Thanks TMZ for outing this fight against trash TV. This is poison pop culture and evil media conditions millennial kids for the worst.

519 days ago
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jessyfish1    

Ummmmm.......... why weren't these same people bitching about boycotting Jersey Shore. It was making people think young Italians living in Jersey look like complete idiotic douche bags.

519 days ago
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Laughing at celebrities is fun.    

Mostly sicilians are the "mafia" not italians kinda like mexicans and puerto ricans. and elmo the only thing similar between italians and latinos is the language. Call an italian a latino and your getting punched in the throal, lol.

519 days ago
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Laughing at celebrities is fun.    

Mostly sicilians are the "mafia" not italians kinda like mexicans and puerto ricans. and elmo the only thing the similar between italians and latinos is the language. Call an italian a latino and your getting punched in the throal, lol.

519 days ago
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andreait    

Look guys, I'm from Italy and I can say for sure that the mafia is the cancer of our society.. luckily I'm from sardinia where the mafia do not exist, but we live at the same time with this stereotype.. I think that will be more useful tell the kids what is the mafia and not to show them a guide to become a mafia member.. so.. boycott this s*it..

519 days ago
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Jenny Ryan    

What time is the book-burning in the town square?

519 days ago
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Pablo Escabar    

Screw this org..people need to calm down and stop being so PC. If a movie is your biggest concern in life, you're doing pretty damn good!

519 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

Is it brainwashing if it's true?

519 days ago
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BB not bb    

Why don't these nerds go after a real threat to the image of Italian, the real mafia? They want to pick on cute kids like Jersey Shore or this Nicky Deuce. This movie looks funny. I actually laughed at the clip. If Italians don't have a sense of humor, what good are they? I thought they wre supposed to be about enjoying life, not being stuck up whiners.


I wish this group would just shut up. They are the ones making Italians look like a bunch of creeps. The mafia does exist and it is made up of the dregs of Italian society, yet these people want to attack acotrs and entertainers who are trying to make an honset living. Go figure.

519 days ago
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snowboardchick    

Political correctness is bullying

519 days ago
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BB not bb    

This group is so out of touch, spewing hate propaganda against cute shows for kids. Come on. The mafia is one of the biggest businesses in the world. They aren't showing real mafia activity like on Sopranos; the kid is outwitting hit men and stealing toupees. It is funny.


You know, the reason Jersey Shore was such a hit is because it was real. Like it or not for these people. That is the way Italians are and Jersey is. Maybe these are just some self hating Italians. Wake up. It is a free country and people can express themselves however they want. Telling Italians that they have to change how they act is unAmerican.


I think Jersey Shore helped a lot of Italians feel proud of who they are. You don't feel pourd being just another quisling in a suit.

519 days ago
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