New Jersey Governor Blasts ‘Jersey Shore’
The governor of the state of New Jersey said that the popular show Jersey Shore in MTV creates “negative” impact for the state.
When asked by Jake Tapper, the host of This Week in ABC, whether the show is a positive or a negative for the state, Governor Chris Christie replied, “Negative for New Jersey… It takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them on the Jersey Shore and makes them look like they came from (New Jersey).”
Jersey Shore is a reality television series that follows eight housemates spending their summer on the Jersey Shore. It has created large amounts of controversy which includes the use of the words “guido” and “guidette”, portrayals of Italian-American stereotypes and scrutiny from locals because the cast members were not residents of the area.
The governor also said in the interview that if watchers want to know the real people of New Jersey, then they should visit the state.
“I welcome them to come to New Jersey any time,” he invited. “The Jersey shore is a beautiful place, and it’s a place that everybody should come on vacation this summer. We’ve got another six weeks or so of summer left. Come to New Jersey.”
The second season of the show will premiere on Thursday, July 29. A third season is said to have been green lit.