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Jersey Shore: Mike Weighs In On Guido Controversy

December 08, 2009 01:00 PM by Britteny Elrick

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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, “This is what happens down here. It’s not a definition of the East Coast. It’s not a definition of Jersey or New York. It’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 you’re in your 20s and you’re single you don’t go out and have fun. Or you don’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.”

And as far as the claims that the word “guido” is offensive? “No. No. If you do see the show, you see it used in a loving or a good way. The older generation doesn’t understand. These days in New York and New Jersey a ‘guido’ is a good-looking Italian male that likes to have fun and a ‘guidette’ is a good-looking Italian girl,” he added.

So would he be willing to spark some controversy in season two? “Oh, of course. If America wants something like that, I’m sure we’ll be able to give it to them.”

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  1. sassy25 Says:
    February 20th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    No Mike, a guido is an Italian or wanna be Italian that THINKS he is good looking and that thinks fun is making a spectacle out of himself in public. They are usually full of themselves, loud, and obnoxious. They are not a nice representation of the average hard working Italian-American population.

    They are also people that say things like “Paulie put me in arm’s way” instead of harm’s way! They are people that put charcoal in gas grills and then light them up!

    Go back to school and get an education and then we can talk about what words mean.

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