MTV’s New Series “Jersey Shore”
The show follows eight deeply tanned Italian-Americans who share a house for the summer in Seaside Heights. Their lives appear to revolve around casual sex, getting into fights and hair gel.
An MTV spokesperson said, “We understand that this show is not intended for every audience and depicts just one aspect of youth culture. Our intention was never to stereotype, discriminate, or offend.”
Daniel Cappello did not watch last night’s premiere of MTV’s new reality series “Jersey Shore.” He watched a few clips this morning to get a feel for the show. He didn’t like what he saw. “There seemed to be physical violence, a very brash attitude toward sexuality — certainly a lot of focus on vanity,” Cappello said. “It portrays the Jersey Shore as a culturally vapid place.” Capello is the executive director of the Jersey Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau. He’s worried the image of New Jersey portrayed on the show will make visitors stay away.