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New Jersey governor not a fan of ‘Jersey Shore’

- Associated Press - Sunday, July 25, 2010

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - "Jersey Shore" may have many fans, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't among them.

During an appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week," host Jake Tapper asked Christie if he thought the MTV program _ which focuses on the escapades of a group of hard-partying 20-something Italian-Americans at a shore house _ was positive or negative for his state.

Christie said the show is negative, and it "takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them at the Jersey Shore and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey."

Many Italian-American groups have said the show is offensive and relies on crude stereotypes.

The governor says anyone who wants to learn about "the real New Jersey" should visit and see what the state has to offer.

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