Labeled as a modern day minstrel show, Jersey Shore, is getting heat from the NJ lawmakers!
The latest criticism comes from the New Jersey Italian American Legislative Caucus, which says the show promotes derogatory and is "wildly offensive."
In a letter sent Tuesday to the president of, MTV's parent company, caucus chairman asks that the show be immediately taken off the air.
The state lawmakers also have asked advertisers to boycott the show, which focuses on eight tanned 20-somethings and their escapades in Seaside Heights, a popular.
On Wednesday, a Viacom spokesman referred a request for comment to an MTV spokesperson, who did not immediately respond. MTV has said its intention is not to stereotype or offend.
Wow, it's interesting how this show is getting hounded. I can't blame them, the show is horrible! I wonder if they will succeed with shutting it down.