Someone made MTV an offer they couldn't refuse.
All last year, Italian residents in New Jersey were furious at Snooki & Co. for their portrayal of Italian culture on The Jersey Shore.
Sometimes, the truth is uncomfy!
Many guido groups and members of the Jersey community came forward to express their displeasure (put lightly) with the show's content and bombarded MTV with complaints. Well, one of those complaints must been delivered with a fish wrapped in newspaper because the execs at the network have assured haters that this season will have much fewer Italian references.
Well, yeah! They're going to be in Miami for the most part! Not too many guidos down there!
Still, Andre DiMino, national president of UNICO, met with officials of MTV's parent company, Viacom Inc., and execs promised him they'd cut down the references to Italians, but only to an extent. A spokeswoman for MTV said:
"However, our role is to document the cast, and however they refer to themselves we don't interfere."
Alright, fair enough we think.
The cast returns to the trashy beaches of Seaside Heights next month to start finishing out the season.
Are U excited to have more fist-pumping in your life again?
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