'Jersey Shore's plan to film in Italy bashed by Italian-American group
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/26/2011
The same Italian-American organization that criticized Jersey Shore before its first season premiered is now bashing MTV's plans for the reality show's next season.
MTV has announced it has ordered a fourth season of Jersey Shore that will be filmed in Italy this spring and air later this year, but UNICO -- the country's largest Italian-American service organization -- is not happy about it.
"It will not only hurt Italians but all Americans. Their outrageous, reprehensible behavior will make us look like buffoons and bimbos," a UNICO representative told TMZ.
"People used to go to the circus to see the freak show. That is what this will be."
UNICO disapproved of Jersey Shore before the reality series even premiered, claiming it was offensive to Italian-Americans and should be pulled from the air prior to its debut in December 2009.
"Trash television sells, and they'd be more interested in making money than how they're offending a great group of people," UNICO president Andre Dimino said at the time.