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While fans count down to the season 2 premiere of Jersey Shore this week, there's one person who wants nothing to do with fist-pumping, hair-poofing reality-TV phenomenon. New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie thinks the show has done a disservice to the state, unfairly depicting its residents as obnoxious party-seekers.
During an interview on ABC's This Week, the governor said, "What it does is takes a bunch of New Yorkers...drops them at the Jersey Shore, and tries to make Americans feel like this is New Jersey."
Christie isn't far off in his assesment, as only one of the main cast members -- Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola -- actually hails from the Garden State. Meanwhile, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "J-WOWW" Farley, Ronnie Magro, and Vinny Guadagnino all do, originally, come from New York state -- not New Jersey. And Paul "DJ Pauly D" Del Vecchio is a Rhode Island native.
The governor went on to say, "People...want to know what New Jersey really is? I welcome them to come to New Jersey any time. The Jersey shore is a beautiful place, and it's a place that everybody should come on vacation this summer."
Christie should know that much of the new, highly-anticipated season actually took place in Miami, not exclusively in the series' original locale, Seaside Heights, N.J.
For GTL fans in any state of the nation, Jersey Shore returns to MTV this Thursday (10 p.m. EST).
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