The Situation doesn't like the situation the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has placed him in. The organization on Wednesday responded to reports that MTV's Jersey Shore has been renewed for a second season by issuing a new press release expressing "continued concerns" over the depiction of young Italian-Americans in the reality/scripted series. "This program and its characters had more in common with the adolescent residents of Animal House than with Italian Americans," NIAF President Joseph V. Delrasso said in a statement. But The Situation, né Mike Sorrentino, objected to be described as a stereotype. Appearing on NBC's Today show, he said "We represent ourselves. We're not saying we're a definition of Jersey, or a definition of New York, or a definition of Italians. I just happen to be Italian. I happen to have some spiky hair and a six-pack, and I am proud to have that. And if you don't like me, I don't care. I still get 5 million viewers Thursday nights at 10 00 p.m.)"

05/02/2010