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MTV’s Jersey Shore has been an embarrassment to Italian Americans since its inception.  It’s no surprise that Wall Street Journal writer Stacy Meichtry  says that the casting of Jersey Shore in Florence, Italy , is creating a “culture clash.”  In the story, which appears on the front page of today’s Journal, Meichtry writes that the Jersey shore cast is getting “a cold shoulder in Italy.”   The cultural superintendent for the city of Florence, has banned the Jersey Shore cast from filming in any of the city’s hallowed museum.”   Andre Dimino, former president of UNICO, a national Italian American group, has branded Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi as the country’s worst ever export after she crashed into an Italian police car this weekend.  “She really is the lowest of the low and will do anything for attention, even hitting a police car.”  “She is our worst ever export and is an embarrassment for Italian Americans and our whole country.” said Dimino to a reporter.  We are sure Italians will agree!


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Fresh from its battle against the Italian American stereotyping on the MTV show “Jersey Shore” and the videogame Mafia II, UNICO, a national Italian American organization has launched yet another cyber campaign. This one is designed to get Congress to designate the month of October as National Italian and Italian American Heritage Month.

“UNICO National is calling on members of the Italian American delegation of Congress, and Congress as a whole, to establish the month of October as Italian and Italian American Heritage Month,” said UNICO National President Chris DiMattio. “Such efforts would help defuse unjust stereotyping, and make all Americans aware of the enormous contributions Italian Americans make to this country. It would also help educate many about how Italian culture enriches their lives, and makes them more aware of the greatness of our civilization and history.”

We hope so and salute UNICO for initiating this campaign!  Read UNICO’s press release.

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