A national American-Italian group are considering legal action against MTV over their controversial hit Jersey Shore, according to RadarOnline.com.
UNICO, the largest Italian American Service Organization in the U.S, said they have consulted attorneys because they are fed-up with MTV’s portrayal of young Italian Americans as booze-fueled hellraisers.
Earlier this week, TMZ.com released unaired footage of cast member Ronnie Magro in an altercation with an unidentified man who he refers to as a “fucking faggot” and “fucking queer.”
“[Ronnie’s tirade] is not a surprise!” a a spokesperson for UNICO told Fox News.
“How can anyone be surprised at anything any of these bimbos and buffoons would say or do. They have become celebrities for their reprehensible behavior and negative stereotyping, so this is no exception. It is unacceptable, as are the rest of their actions and behavior.”
Citing additional concerns about the program, Andre Dimino told RadarOnline.com: “We have consulted attorneys and are prepared to take legal action because we are so angry about the situation.”
“I cannot say too much right now about the actual legal steps we are going to take but we feel what MTV are doing with Jersey Shore is outrageous, ” Dimino added.
And at least one of the show’s advertisers, BeenVerified.com, is less-than-impressed with Magro’s behavior.
“Ronnie’s words are in no way acceptable. BeenVerified strongly believes that homophobic language or hateful language of any kind is never acceptable,” said a company rep.