It’s time to stop being polite, and start getting real! Ok, that was cheesy, but as a New Yorker, I can tell you that Jersey Shore on MTV is actually the most ‘real’ of any reality shows on television today. Especially when you compare it to The Hills, which is basically a sitcom now.
Well, the punch heard ’round the world has been yanked, which I think we all could have seen coming. Us reported yesterday that among unending controversy being caused by the show’s portrayal of Italian-Americans (or ‘guidos’ as the cast likes to call themselves), as well as the ubiquitous bar-fight clip, MTV finally cracked under the heat.
“What happened to “Snooki” was a crime and obviously extremely disturbing,” MTV said in a statement Friday. “After hearing from our viewers, further consulting with experts on the issue of violence, and seeing how the video footage has been taken out of context to not show the severity of this act or the resulting consequences, MTV has decided not to air “Snooki” being physically punched in next week’s episode.”
Alright, this is not a snuff film, people. Women do get hit, all the time, all over the world. As upsetting as it is, shouldn’t we be exposing ourselves to these shocking images in the hopes that it will stop violence against women from happening? I think censoring these images is tantamount to pretending like these things don’t happen. Give me the truth and let me decide what to believe.
Alright, I’m off my soap box. Let’s get drunk and get crazy, you guys!
Gallery Info: The ‘cast’ of Jersey Shore do what they do best in Hollywood Friday night.