They've gotten their share of flak, but the cast of Jersey Shore does not buy into criticism that their show is bad for the Garden State, or society in general.
Vinny Guadagnino says he is used to it, but it still bothers him.
Jersey Shore: Bad for society or harmless fun? [Photo: Splash News Online]
"One time we were in a bar and a guy walked by and said, 'You are everything that is wrong with this country today,'" he recalls. "I was taken aback. There's the economy, poverty, equal rights - and Jersey Shore is the worst thing?"
Hard to argue with that, but the show has haters in high places.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has said the MTV show is bad for the state, but Vin says "I think the Jersey Shore is awesome. It's fun, and it's entertaining."
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi insists they don't just party all the time, either.