West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is not happy that MTV is filming its Buckwild in his neck of the woods. The lawmakers is calling for the Jersey Shore style reality show to be canceled.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Buckwild will be filmed in Sissonville, a small rural area in West Virginia. Senator Manchin penned a letter to MTV demanding that the reality show be canceled before it even hits the air, according to the Huffington Post.
Buckwild will reportedly focus on the antic of college age kids and allegedly include partying, 4-wheeler riding and a series of other small town socializing. An excerpt from the Democratic Senator’s letter to MTV published in the Washington Post reads:
“As a proud West Virginian, I am writing to formally request that you put a stop the travesty called Buckwild. Instead of showcasing the beauty of our state, you preyed on young people, coaxed them into shameful behavior, and now you are profiting from it. That is just wrong. This show plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia.”
MTVBuckwild executive produce John Stevens defended the new reality show during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Stevens had this to say about MTV’s decision to produce yet another reality show focused on partying twentysomethings:
“It’s not like looking at a train wreck. There is a certain coolness to it. I think it’s going to get people talking and it might change people’s perspectives.”
Buckwild premieres on January 3 at 10 pm EST on MTV.