Source: TV.com, April 6, 2010
Oh. No. Jersey Shore #2?
First, MTV launched Jersey Shore - the controversial and unapologetically trashy reality series that follows a group of young Italian-Americans living it up in New Jersey. Now, a US production company is looking to recreate the show with Asian-Americans. *Cringe*
According to the recruitment advert, the company is looking for "attractive Asian-Americans aged 18-30 with lively, strong personalities" to star in a reality show similar to Jersey Shore, The Real World and The Hills. So now they're out to offend a whole other ethnic group by painting Asians in an equally bad light, as they did with the 'Guidos' of Jersey Shore. Great! My favourite part of the advert is the bit that says: "If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain." Yes, please explain why on earth you are obsessed with Asians, 'in some way'. This promises to be some seriously intellectual stuff!