Italian Critics Don’t Like Jersey Shore

With gratuitous idiot-fest Jersey Shore headed for Italy in its next season, Italian TV critics have derided the show.

Roberto Del Bove columnist in Roman newspaper New Notzie slammed the show, saying: “They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized.â€?

This view was echoed in Corriere della Sera, which described the show as: “Slicked hair, exaggerated narcissism, boundless love for the family and outlandish eccentricity.â€?

Italians living in Italy are not the only ones who have taken exception to the show, with Antonio Campo Dall’Orto, vice president of MTV international saying: “The Italian community in America has admitted that they do not feel represented by them.â€?

It’s hardly surprising that Italy will not be welcoming Jersey Shore with open arms, especially considering that Italy is a country in which slicked hair, exaggerated narcissism and outlandish eccentricity are only tolerated on the football pitch. Not mentioning any names, Antonio Cassano.