Italian Group Blasts ‘Mob Wives’ as a “Disgrace”

An Italian group has decided to blasts Mob Wives because they believe the new reality TV show to be a “disgrace.” The Italian group, UNICO National, was no fan of The Soprano’s and is no fan of Jersey Shore either.

The group had earlier released a statement trashing Jersey Shore‘s Snooki as “an embarrassment to the human race.”

It’s not too hard to see why any official Italian group would support any kind of reality TV show that capitalizes on idiotic behavior. Seriously, is anyone surprised that UNICO National thinks all Italians should feel ashamed of Mob Wives? Just take a look at that title. Plus, it airs on VH1, so you know it’ll be quality TV.

Anyway, a rep for UNICO National said Mob Wives is tantamount to “trash TV like Jersey Shore. I hope it dies because no one watches it. We were mobsters and mafiosos with The Sopranos, bimbos and buffoons with Jersey Shore, and now we’re back where we started. It’s a disgrace.”

However, that sentiment is obviously not felt by Mob Wives‘ star Karen Gravano. Her grandfather, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, is currently in prison on drug trafficking charges. He was a mob informant and must serve 19 years for his crimes.

Gravano said, “I think we’re brave. I think there’s so much out there about the mob and it’s so glorified. I just thought it was time to bring people behind closed doors and see what the families go through.”

Well, chances are, Mob Wives will become a hit. Anything Italian is really big these days and anything trashy has always been really big. Then again, who knows? Maybe Mob Wives really will be quality TV after all.


© Evalynn J. Saeyang – Gather Inc. 2011


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