Thursday, January 21, 2010
Critics of the show point to the cast's use of the term “guido” to describe themselves and other Italian-Americans, and the general unfavorable portrayal of Italian-Americans. New Jersey Senator Joseph Vitale and chairman of the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission Richard Bilotti have both called on MTV to cancel the show. MTV has stated that while the show is not intended for all audiences, the intent was never to stereotype.
Today we asked our panel if they think MTV is right to stand by the network's highly rated program, or should the network pull the show in light of the controversy. After reading what Shaun, Roseanne, and Nikki think about this topic, have your say by leaving a comment.