EPA officials issued a temporary restraining order against the cast and crew of the popular MTV show ‘Jersey Shore.’ The restraining order cited the discovery of a 14 mile greasy oil slick that spread northward from Seaside Heights up to Sandy Hook caused by the cast taking a dip in the surf last weekend.
The actors on the reality TV show are mostly from the metropolitan area of New York and New Jersey and have been referred to as the worst thing for Italian-American stereotyping since the Godfather series of movies. The television images of skimmers and collection barges picking up the oil slick near Sandy Hook has angered many New Jersey citizens who make their living off of summer shore and beach related activities.
Al Stein, who owns a hot dog stand on Seaside’s boardwalk says his business is off 35% since the greasy oil slick was spotted. Others have complained too.
Vinny Mozzarella, one of the frequent beach goers in Seaside, and an Italian-American, says all Italians have had their images damaged by the recent events. He claims he does his part by rolling in the beach sand to blot any excess oil from his body before taking a dip. Others have started doing the same, as the process is easy for most people regardless of physical abilities.
TV cameras were rolling as beach goers rolled in the sand in unison as people showed solidarity with environmental concerns. The TV image of almost 700 overweight and greasy Italians rolling in the sugary white sand was an instant hit on uTube