Last week, what could be a generic Jersey Shore: Family Vacation The campaign has taken an awkward turn.
Snooky slapped Jersey Shore And MTV, and joined his clients in a group callout against this new spinoff.
Is it an example of organizing labor against exploitation, or a dramatic man for a living being?
However, MTV is severely disturbed – up to the highest level of the network.
Its OG cast Jersey Shore Feeling humiliated, exploited and directly humiliated by MTV’s new spinoff.
Why? Speaking of the entertainment industry, this is the oldest story in the book.
The network is coming up with a new, younger cast to redesign the classics Jersey Shore Series
The OGs took a serious swipe at MTV, feeling like the cast equivalent of a “starter wife”.
Nicole “Snooky” Poliji, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Javaou, DJ Paulie D, Winnie, Dina, Angelina all shared the same harsh message.
Their statement said, “We do not support a version that will use our original show, our hard work and the truth to win over the audience.”
Now, TMZ Talked to multiple high-level sources on MTV. Some very high level sources bother off.
The leadership was fully warned by the statement, so it was not a final “nuclear alternative” that was taking place a few weeks or months after the behind-the-scenes discussion.
Also? They call the mad, cast “ungrateful”.
“It’s disgusting that they’ll take a swipe at the network,” a source said.
Also, some of the claims made in the statement were incorrect.
MTV notes that they have not struggled before Jersey Shore Premiered, and felt it was an unwelcome insult.
What makes it a somewhat unusual situation is that it is not a “replacement” situation.
Some reality TV franchises dismiss an entire cast and then hire young stars to replace them.
This can happen slowly or all at once, but the change can be significant in any way and can dispel the feeling of the original cast.
But … that’s not what’s happening here.
OG stars are still on the network, starred Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
Now, MTV may or may not do much for them for this public statement, but that’s one thing – they line up their entire career to post a callout.
Maybe it’s a sign that the cast was really important to say.
Even if they don’t revive MTV or whatever they claim, it doesn’t invalidate their feelings about it.
Of course they let the young new reality stars feel a kind of feeling about taking on their old cover.
But … if this new spinoff (arguably a reboot) doesn’t affect OG stars … what exactly was the point of it all?
It is very legitimate to have feelings, but to express them in such harsh public statements seems self-destructive.
That being said, a self-destructive torment is not the most amazing thing in the world to come from this particular cast.