Jersey Shore MTV: Italian American Caucus Wants it Canceled
The show Jersey Shore, MTV's new foray into reality television, has caused a lot of criticism since its first episode, with many groups saying it is offensive to Italian Americans and that it promotes stereotypes.
Dell has pulled ads from airing with the show and Dominos Pizza has already pulled their ads from the show. MTV has already been asked by UNICO, an Italian American group to stop airing the show, and now the New Jersey Italian American Legislative Caucus has said the show promoste 'derogatory ethnic stereotypes' and is 'wildly offensive'.
The group sent a letter to the president of Viacom, MTV's parent company and asked that the show be immediately be taken off the air.
They are also asking other advertisers to boycott the show.
On Wednesday, a Viacom spokesman referred a request for comment to an MTV spokesperson, who did not immediately respond. MTV has said its intention is not to stereotype or offend.