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Jersey Shore is a Sham! Three Cast Members Aren’t Italian!?

Submitted by on February 17, 2010 – 5:12 pm9 Comments

Just as RadarOnline reported hat a national American-Italian group is considering legal action against MTV over Jersey Shore‘s portrayal of young Italian Americans as booze-fueled partiers, one of the cast members spills some shocking information: three of the eight cast members aren’t Italian.

WHAT!? This is Jersey Shore, the Italian-American reality show, right? So how does a show that claims to have “the hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos” (or “Guidettes”, but we at Dr. Jays Live don’t support the term. It’s just what MTV said about its series!) not have an all-Italian cast? They had everybody who watched the favorite TV reality show fooled until Tuesday, when Jenni “J-WOWW” Farley cast member spilled the beans in an interview with FOX’s “The Strategy Room”. If you’re short on time, fast forward to 15:40 deep into the video, where she reveals who’s real and who isn’t!

Wow! She’s not Italian, and neither is Ronnie (Spanish) nor is Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Chilean). This controversy may seem insignificant, until you think about its ramifications. It would be one thing for Italian-Americans to be portrayed by the media in a certain way. But it’s another thing if people who aren’t Italian-American are representing and glorifying a certain Italian-American lifestyle that isn’t in fact their own, culturally speaking. Do you think that this is a problem? Is anybody in the wrong? Or is this just another reckless reality show situation, and did you expect something like this? Let us know in the comment section!

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