Mamma Mia! ‘Jersey Shore’ Debuts in Italy

03.28.11 7 years ago 13 Comments

With the cast of Guidos heading to Italy to film Season 4 of “Jersey Shore,” MTV Italia is just now getting around to airing the first season of the hit reality show, and Italians are just thrilled with the way our most infamous Italian-Americans represent their heritage. And by “thrilled” I mean “pissed.”

The insult grenades are already being tossed the cast’s way, with Italian columnist Roberto Del Bove dissing the Shore denizens in the Rome newspaper New Notzie. “They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized,” he wrote.

One commenter on an MTV Italia website offered this little ditty: “When I see this, I wonder whether Osama Bin Laden had a point.”

Aldo Grasso, a prominent TV critic for the same paper told the Wall Street Journal that he’s “afraid” and that “the image of Italy abroad is already weakened.” [E! Online]

Grasso then added that the cheap stereotypes promoted by MTV “make-a [his] mamma cry,” a particularly cruel twist given that “she work-a so hard to make-a the meatball.”

[GIF by bumperlips via badtvblog]

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