Apparently the Jersey Shore CVB isn't smitten with the way their turf comes off in MTV's new series "Jersey Shore," which invited you to meet the "hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos around" or something like that.
I personally have never visited Jersey Shore. Wondering if the folks who have would care to weigh in on MTV's portrayal?
Here's what the CVB had to say:
JERSEY SHORE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
RESPONDS TO MTV'S 'JERSEY SHORE' PREMIERE
AS "ONE-DIMENSIONAL" PORTRAYAL
Watching last week's two-hour premiere of MTV's controversial Jersey Shore reality series prompted the following response from Daniel Cappello, executive director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau:
"We're flattered that MTV thinks we're an interesting enough destination to warrant an entire reality series," said Cappello. "But the national TV audience is hardly getting the full story."
"MTV is providing a one-dimensional, dramatized version of a very small group of visitors' summer experiences in one Jersey Shore town. We have many spectacular ocean and bay beaches in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, from the Atlantic Highlands down to Long Beach Island, and countless choices for people of all ages and walks of life to enjoy year round.
"The Jersey Shore's world-renowned legacy speaks for itself. There's a reason why millions of people have made us their primary vacation destination for two centuries. People who escape to other destinations once in their lives return to the Jersey Shore for a wholesome family experience year after year, from generation to generation. We welcome visitors to come here, even during the holiday season, to enjoy a cultural diversity that in no way reflects what is seen on MTV."