Roberto Del Bove columnist in Roman newspaper New Notzie slammed the show, saying: âThey 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: âSlicked 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 DallâOrto, vice president of MTV international saying: âThe Italian community in America has admitted that they do not feel represented by them.â?
Itâs 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.