Buckwild Stars Hit Back At Claims Their Show Negatively Depicts West Virginia

MTV have now become more famous for their 'reality' TV than their music programming, and have often stepped into controversy due to the material on those real-life shows. Their latest, Buckwild, was accused of generalising West-Virginia and the people that live there, but the show's stars disagree. 

Shae, or, "The Spicy Southern Bell" on the show, said to Access Hollywood, "There's no way nine individuals can represent the state of West Virginia," referencing Senator Manchin's comments. "That's just silly," she continued, before Shain, or, "Gandee Candy" explained that being in New York was a far cry from the country life he's used to. "This is the first time I've ever been to New York, first time I've ever been on a plane," he said. "The plane ride was pretty awesome. The car ride afterwards was scarier than the plane ride!" Senator Joe Manchin's comments called the a show a "travesty" and claimed it, "plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia."

"We know that showing unique slices of youth culture on MTV is something that resonates with our audience," said David Janollari, head of MTV programming in a press release. "With Buckwild, we'll give our viewers a singular and fun glimpse at this generation's experience as we go into Appalachia to capture the lives of a loveable group of dynamic young people."

 

 

 


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I watched Buckwild last night to see if my supervisor at DISH was right about how terrible it was. He and the senator are correct. This show is a travesty. Shae may think that a few people can’t represent an entire group, but that is exactly how politics work. I am sad that I even gave this controversial show a shot. But at least I can be happy that I have a DISH Hopper, which auto-records all the prime time shows on the big four networks. Because I would have missed the new episode of Mobbed for this junk if I had anything else.

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