From the onset of MTV’s announcement of the shoot, critics were already drafting epic long transcripts to diss the show, and as it airs in Italy, the anti-Show sentiment has sky rocketed.
Just a few weeks ago Italian President Silvio Berlusconi was the centre of all the media’s attention for having allegedly paying for sex with a minor. It would seem the crossover between this story and Jersey Shore’s portrayal of minors has a sad link.
Does Jersey Shore permanently damage Italy’s reputation, or is this a media overkill? Perhaps is because we just love to hate what’s already being hated ahead of time.