July 26th, 2010
09:42 AM ET
12 years ago

MTV's 'Jersey Shore' is a 'negative for New Jersey'

(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."

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  1. Angus McDugan

    Such as life in the blue states. Why complain, just accept what it means to be liberal.

    July 26, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. Ron in california

    The cast of Jersey Shore are a bunch of low-life clebrity wannabes. These are the most unappealing people on TV. (Maybe next to Rappers). Tell the Gov. Crisite not to worry most of us in the land are reasonably inelligent and know these people and this program are designed for the simple minded. People who you don't want in New Jersey,,,,like new Yorkers.

    July 26, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. T'SAH from Virginia

    Dang – DOWN NY and then ask people to come to the Jersey Shores?????????? Are New Yorkers WELCOMED?????

    I am a native-New Yorker and NY and NJ have always been close to each other. How dare you downgrade New Yorkers!!!

    July 26, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  4. doug

    Sorry, the people on the Jersey Shore tv show are your average run of the mill NEW JERSEY, and NEW YORK, LIBERAL DEMOCRATS!

    All of America should know who DEMOCRATS ARE AND HOW THEY ACT. Jersey Shore brings the truth of Democrats right into your living room.

    Sorry that Democrats are offended by the truth about them being exposed, maybe you should follow the example of your conservative neighbors and can the hate, lies, selfishness, and your obnoxious liberalism as is perfectly displayed by the likes of the situation and snookie.

    July 26, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    One of the few times I agree with Christie. Don't just drive through NJ, jet off the Turnpike and see what else is here. Try a B&B in Cape May; go visit one of a number of museums or farms that are around the state. May of the shore communities have kid friendly things like Jenkinson's Pavillion in Point Pleasant. That is good for small kids.

    July 26, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. Willy Brown

    I didn't think anybody wasted their watching Mutant Television anymore.

    July 26, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  7. FAUX NEWS is Evil...media Lynching

    New Jersey republican Gov. Chris Christie should be on a segment of the "The Jersey Shore" and "The Housewives of New Jersey"....these dumbassess represents what New Jersey stands for today...and he should be proud about it; because one of the cast members of "The Jersey Shore" is a fan of republican John McSame who endorsed Gov. Chris Christie!!!

    When you reoublicans cut taxes for the rich on "The Housewives of New Jersey"....and cut school programs so these dimwitted "The Jersey Shore" casts can't continue their education...what do you get? REALITY TV SHOWS!...with the housewives throwing away their tax cuts dollars and the others dancing on strip poles!

    go figure – this the reality of a republican controlled New Jersey!!!

    July 26, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. bertina

    I get it, McCain endorsed it so therefore it must be wrong for New Jersey. He's too liberal.

    July 26, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. SayWhat

    Charge the New Yorkers a "boorishnes tax", Governor Christie, so you can help to balance your state's budget.

    July 26, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |

    As a resident of NJ, this is the one and only thing I agree with Christy on.

    July 26, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  11. daveindenver

    MTV is a negative for the entire country. Our kids now grow up thinking that trash is real life. Throwing f-bombs around is cool and acting like completely spoiled tramps and gang bangers is a good thing.

    July 26, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  12. mike

    You can tell this guy has never even been to seaside. The show is exactly what that town is like don't let a governor who is completely out of touch with reality tell you differently.

    July 26, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Let me tell you!! My son and I actually saw episode after episode on Demand this Saturday, and I'm here to tell you that this show gives EVERYBODY a bad name!!

    Good gravy! What are these people thinking? For that matter, what the hell was I thinking watching it? Yet it was like a train wreck, I couldn't believe what I was seeing and couldn't pull away!
    I've had my fill for a lifetime of lazy, drunk, young adults, with little to no morals.

    Parents: watch what your kids are watching on TV. It was an eye opening experience. Yuk!

    July 26, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  14. aunt Bea and Opie

    The northern half of New Jersey may as well be called NYs bedroom anyway.The southern half now belongs to Philly and the Casinos,only a few counties in the southern half can still be called the Garden State.

    July 26, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  15. Danny

    I hate my governor, but this is so true. its the first thing hes said that i agree with

    July 26, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |