(CNN) – "The Jersey Shore" may be a hit for MTV, but the Garden State's governor is making clear he's no fan of the raunchy reality show.
Appearing on ABC's This Week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday that not only is the show "unrealistic," but also "negative for New Jersey."
"What it does is it takes a bunch of New Yorkers, who are - most of the people on 'Jersey Shore' are New Yorkers - takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them at the Jersey shore, and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey," Christie said.
Meanwhile, the newly-elected governor also didn't hesitate to make an appeal for vacationers to visit the real New Jersey beaches, despite how MTV portrays them.
"I could tell people, they want to know what New Jersey really is? I welcome them to come to New Jersey any time," he said. "The Jersey shore is a beautiful place, and it's a place that everybody should come on vacation this summer. We've got another six weeks or so of summer left. Come to New Jersey."