November 10th, 2010
05:53 PM ET
It seems "Jersey Shore" producer Sally Ann Salsano has got another situation on her hands.
First Italian American group Unico National criticized the MTV series for reinforcing stereotypes, and now Salsano is facing similar sentiments over her VH1 show, "My Big Friggin' Wedding."
The bridal-themed reality series follows five outrageous couples as they plan their over-the-top nuptials. Many of the cast members are Italian, and according to Unico, they are being both stereotyped and exploited.
"Stereotyping and slurring young Italian Americans means big, big bucks for bottom-feeder networks like MTV and VH1," says Unico chief media executive Andre' DiMino, who blames Salsano and her 495 Productions company for giving Italians a bad name.
"No one does this better than Salsano, who's done more harm to the perception of young Italian Americans than everyone before her, combined," DiMino says. "It's hard to believe, but Salsano actually tops the damage she did to the Italian American community with 'Jersey Shore' with her newest pile of garbage on VH1."
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