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The Garden State has a message for Jersey Shore: Stay out!

Jersey Shore quotes are hilarious, yes. But are they even organically grown? Are we watching bona fide Jersey-ites or just a bunch of d-bag posers run amok?

The second season premieres Thursday in Miami before returning to the glorious paradise of Seaside Heights … whose residents might prefer they not.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could not accurately be counted among fans of The Situation, Snooki, J-Woww & Co. He said as much on ABC’s This Week.

NOT FROM JERSEY: He’s not, and the governor wants people to realize that what we see on Jersey Shore is not reflective of his state. [Photo:]

His take on it is that the series “takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them at the Jersey Shore and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey.”

He’s kind of right. Pauly D hails from Rhode Island, Snooki from downstate New York, Ronnie the Bronx, The Situation and Vinny from Staten Island.

The Governor isn’t the only one upset with the show either.

Last December, the New Jersey Italian American Legislative Caucus says the show is “wildly offensive” and promotes derogatory ethnic stereotypes.

Again, not incorrect. But do we care? Is it all in good fun?

Follow the jump to see the N.J. Governor’s criticism

Chris Christie on Jersey Shore