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EXCLUSIVE: Italian American Group Consult Attorneys to Sue MTV's Jersey Shore

Feb. 17 2010, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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A national American-Italian group are considering legal action against MTV over their controversial hit Jersey Shore, can exclusively reveal.

UNICO (the National American-Italian Service Organization) president Andre Dimino has revealed that they have consulted attorneys because they are fed-up with MTV’s portrayal of young Italian Americans as booze-fueled hellraisers.

Dimino told “We have consulted attorneys and are prepared to take legal action because we are so angry about the situation.

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“I cannot say too much right now about the actual legal steps we are going to take but we feel what MTV are doing with Jersey Shore is outrageous.

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“The use of words like ‘Guidos’ and ‘Guidettes’ is racial stereotyping in the worst possible sense and they are portraying young Italian Americans in the worst possible light.

“They would not try and get away with the same tactics if it was show full of young African American or Jewish kids so why is it acceptable to portray Italian Americans in this way?

“There are a lot of young American Italians who serve in the community and the armed services who are ashamed of Jersey Shore and we need to stand-up for them.”

Jersey Shore stars J-WOWW and Snooki recently confessed that they in fact have NO Italian blood in them.

During an interview on Fox’s Strategy Room J-WOWW confessed that she is Irish and Spanish while Snooki revealed that she is actually Chilean.

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But as far as UNICO is concerned this confession is too little too late because the damage has already been done.

Dimino added: “It is a little late and their confession was disingenuous – these girls are doing everything possible for their 15 minutes of fame.

“The sad part is they do not understand the damage that they and the rest of the cast have done and no doubt the new series will just be as outrageous as the first one.

“In my opinion these girls are an embarrassment to their own heritages, their families and themselves with the way they behave on Jersey Shore.”



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