Thursday, December 24, 2009

NJ Lawmakers Need To Tackle the Real Issues, Not What's Happening on the 'Shore'

"Jersey Shore" — that MTV show about eight nitwits and self-proclaimed "guidos" and "guidettes" living in a rented beach house in Seaside Heights, NJ -- is not only pissing off advertisers (Domino's Pizza, American Family Insurance and Dell have pulled their ads) but Congress, too.


New Jersey state senator Joseph Vitale, who chairs the Italian American Legislative Caucus, says the show promotes derogatory ethnic stereotypes and is "wildly offensive", penned a letter to Viacom asking that the show be yanked from the air -- immediately.

At Vitale’s request, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development has opened an investigation into employment and wage practices, as well as the tax status of the “Shore Store” where cast members supposedly worked while filming the program.


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