I'll admit it. My guilty pleasure. Aside from singing Britney Spears songs at the top of my lungs when no one is home, I read celebrity gossip. I'm intrigued at how desperately some facets of our culture literally depend on these "famous people" to get their kicks in life.
Now, I'm not a gossip monger like the hypocrite Perez Hilton (yes, I used to read his website; no, I don't anymore), or a paparazzi crazed scene like TMZ... but occasionally I will read People and see what is happening in the expensive, glitter filled world.
I have another confession.
I've never, ever, EVER, watched an episode of the "Jersey Shore" and I don't ever plan on doing so. Some of you may be gasping, recoiling in horror- but no, I'm not a pathetic sheep.
I think the concept behind Jersey Shore is ridiculous, uncalled for, immature, pointless, disgusting, and oh, you know... AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE HUMAN RACE. How people can be so addicted to that show that promotes drunkenness, public drunkenness, sexual promiscuity, and violence (just to name a few) is beyond me. I am personally insulted by the idiots that traipse around on that reality garbage.
I am an American. I have ancestors who came from pretty much every corner of the Earth, including Italy. In fact, if you take a good, long look at my geneological research and my extensive family tree that dates back to the 1300's, you will see that of all the cultures I come from, there is an awful lot of Italian (amongst the Czech, German, English, Irish, Scottish, Russian, Dutch, etc). In fact, more Italian that just about anything.
I think the words guido and guidette are insulting. They fall in the same category as other derogatory terms like chink, dink, gringo, greaser, goyum, ginzo, jap, kike, oreo, redneck, redskin, spic, towel head, any variation of the word nigger (including nigga), fob... the list goes on and on. The words are DISGUSTING. Yet, on this pathetic show, some of them are thrown around so casually that they have become words commonly accepted in American culture.
Does anyone honestly think that, in this particular case, Italians and Italian Americans like to be called guidos? How about ginzos?
NO. THEY DO NOT.
So, back to the People Magazine thing. I had seen on Twitter and Facebook the most ridiculous thing. That the assinine cast of the Jersey Shore would be filming an upcoming season in Italy. MTV's Chris Linn said in a statement "The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by. We can't wait to see what erupts as a result."
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!!?!
I'm pretty sure that most of them don't know the FIRST thing about Italian culture. Just because you have last names like Polizzi, Sorrentino, Delvecchio, Guadagnino and Giancola (and YES, I did have to Google those names because I wouldn't know them otherwise) doesn't make them WORSHIPPERS AND FOLLOWERS OF THE ITALIAN CULTURE! News flash to that idiot Snooki: In Italy, girls don't look orange, they don't wear their hair in those ridiculous puffs on the tops of their heads, they don't act like COMPLETE morons, they know how to handle their liquor, and oh, did I forget to mention THEY ACTUALLY HAVE SOME CLASS?!
What the hell is the culture of this country coming to? Shame on MTV for promoting this show and keeping it on the air. I for one will NEVER tune in to their show, I will never accept that this is what our society has come to, and I sincerely hope that the entire fame-hungry cast of this moronic reality show get a serious wake-up call in Italy.