Italian American groups outraged ‘Jersey Shore’ season four will be in Italy

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Oh, MTV.

If the controversy surrounding their new teen series “Skins” hasn’t been enough to contend with over this past week, the network is now facing outrage from Italian American organizations following Tuesday’s announcement that the fourth season of its popular reality series “Jersey Shore,” centered on a group of foul-mouthed and badly-behaved Italian-ish Americans, will film in Italy itself.

“We are disappointed that this irresponsible programming will be brought to Italy because it affects the image of all Americans, not only Italian Americans,” Joseph V. Del Raso, President of The National Italian American Foundation told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “There is a perverse curiosity in wanting to watch the show and the Italian audience, like the American audience, may be attracted to the show out of curiosity.  But we know that the Italians’ good taste will immediately recognize this genre of programming for what it’s worth.”

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