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    MTV Exec: It Bums Me Out People Are Offended by Jersey Shore
    By Joyce Eng Thu Dec 10, 7:04 AM PST

    Despite protests, lost advertisers and the threat of losing more, MTV's programming president says the network has "no intention" of altering its controversial new series Jersey Shore, and that the heavy backlash was unanticipated.

    "To be 100 percent honest, no, even as an Italian-American. I just wanted to be cautious about toning down the partying," Tony DiSanto told The Hollywood Reporter. "It never crossed my mind this would be offensive. ... Everybody is welcome to their own POV. It bums me out that some people are offended."

    MTV: Jersey Shore is not for everyone

    The Real World-esque series, which follows eight hard-partying twentysomethings in the Garden State, has elicited outrage from Italian-American groups for its "offensive" portrayal of the ethnicity, citing the cast's frequent use of the term "guido." "I understand that it is considered a derogatory term by certain people. I don't see it that way, since I don't think of 'guido' to mean Italian-Americans across the board," DiSanto said. "Not all these kids are fully Italian-American; it's more about a specific character type. We actually did pull the word 'guidos' from voiceover and descriptions of the show [due to the protests]. However, if they refer to themselves that way, we let that exist as is."

    Domino's pulls ads from Jersey Shore

    Several advertisers, including Domino's and American Family Insurance, have pulled their ads from the show, while UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in the U.S., has called for an advertising boycott. DiSanto ó who is unsure if the controversy will hurt or help the show in the long run ó says MTV is not concerned with the lost sponsors, reiterating the network's stance last week that Jersey Shore is not for everyone.

    Best quotes from the Jersey Shore premiere

    "[T]here's no intention to change anything in the show. I think that as more people check it out, they'll grow to love it more and more," he said. "Also, no show is for everybody and no show can be. If you try to make every show for everybody, you dilute the creative. If a particular person is offended, that's fine, watch something else, because MTV has a huge palate of other things to watch."

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    i have watched bits and pieces of this crap. i am not offended by anything, however, this show offends me and the fucking jersey shore. actually, it ruins the jersey born thing, since people out in pensylvania think i'm like these slutty people.
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    Does MTV even play music anymore? Ahhh, the memories...


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    Only seen the commercials for it. I'll pass, thanks.

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    MTV's been an abortion for years. The Canadian version is even worse. Just garbage over the top exploitive reality shows, or a bunch of know it all 20 something idealogical talk shows complaining about the world. I saw clips of this show with that munch punching the chick. People on the news last night were saying this was degrading to Italians. I'm Italian, and I think this crap is offensive to everybody! Just a bunch of clubby Soprano wannabe's slappin' their bitches around for the camera and $$$.
    Horseshit! Pure and simple.
    And we wonder why kids are so desensitized today. I know our parents and grandparents said the same thing with rock & roll, but today's entertainment is so raw and in your face, with very little filtering or consideration. I'm no prude, but having very uncomfortable conversations with my ten year old niece and what she's picked up and been put through at school really make me worry.
    She looks so $#@!'n good ,so sexy and so frail....Somethin's got the bite on me, I'm goin' straight to Hell.

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    This show should be called Douchebag Heaven.
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    Haven't seen it. Saw the promos. No need to watch this shit.

    From the sounds of the interview...According to DiSanto... It's OK to film and exploit any racist stereotype as long as you throw in 1 person of an outside race and call it a "character type" program.

    MTV and VH1 do this crap all the time and, at least for me, the act is getting stale. Beating on White Trash or Ghetto stereotypes... Too easy. Piling a bunch of kids together, plying them with booze and watching the trainwreck has been done to death.

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    MTV sucks!!!!!!!

    Haven't watched it in years, and i mean YEARS!

    I first got mtv in 1983 and man what a great channel it once was.

    Now it's just garbage.
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    they were talking about this trainwreck on the radio this morning. I don't blame MTV for making money off these idiots. As someone of Italian background, I'm not shocked they were able to find a few of these idiots who wanted to be on tv. You can find dozens of them at the local coffee shop most every friday and saturday night all summer. They're losers.

    I imagine the show won't last long, the act grows tired very quickly.

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    How does one reason with a network and a producer that lack the judgement to create this kind of show in the first place?

    People keep talking about the end of the world, I submit this show as evidence that the world has already ended. At least the good one we used to live in.
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    Mmmm...I love the smell of outrage in the morning!
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    Nobody had a problem show...



    Which was just as bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabomiro View Post
    This show should be called Douchebag Heaven.

    Wasn't there a thread dedicated to Douchebags?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    MTV sucks!!!!!!!

    Haven't watched it in years, and i mean YEARS!

    I first got mtv in 1983 and man what a great channel it once was.

    Now it's just garbage.
    Yep, garbage it is!

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    My Aunt Helen - a donna Italiana - said, "Those goombas need to get a life!" Then, she rattled off about 30-40 words in Italian in about five seconds flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    Wasn't there a thread dedicated to Douchebags?
    yea, i was gonna post this there, but i couldn't find it when i searched.
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