December 08, 2009 01:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
Despite growing controversy surround its newest reality series Jersey Shore, MTV premiered the show last week. Centered around Italian-American culture, the show has sparked several groups such as UNICO to protest the negative portrayal of Italians. So what do the actual cast members think of all this crazy talk? Keep reading to hear what Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino had to say…
Mike told EW.com, â€œThis is what happens down here. Itâ€™s not a definition of the East Coast. Itâ€™s not a definition of Jersey or New York. Itâ€™s just a bunch of kids that happen to be partying and working and living together in New Jersey. Some of these people are trying to pretend like when youâ€™re in your 20s and youâ€™re single you donâ€™t go out and have fun. Or you donâ€™t go out and get a couple drinks. And when that happens you know there are gonna be a couple arguments. There are gonna be a couple fights. Life is not perfect.â€
And as far as the claims that the word “guido” is offensive? â€œNo. No. If you do see the show, you see it used in a loving or a good way. The older generation doesnâ€™t understand. These days in New York and New Jersey a â€˜guidoâ€™ is a good-looking Italian male that likes to have fun and a â€˜guidetteâ€™ is a good-looking Italian girl,” he added.
So would he be willing to spark some controversy in season two? â€œOh, of course. If America wants something like that, Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll be able to give it to them.â€
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