Here's the situation: Italians are far from pleased that Jersey Shore cast members have invaded their country.
The show didn't even start filming in the region until today, but the backlash against Snooki and company has been severe across various publications, with one reader of the MTV Italia website going disturbingly far and writing:
"When I see this, I wonder whether Osama Bin Laden had a point."
Whoa there. Not even Sammi is that annoying.
Verbal grenades are being launched in the direction of JWOWW and Snooki.
In the Rome newspaper New Notzie, meanwhile, columnist Roberto Del Bov wrote of Pauly D and his housemates: "They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized."
The country's most widely read publication, Corriere della Sera, went on to describe the reality stars as a group with "slicked hair, exaggerated narcissism, boundless love for the family and outlandish eccentricity."
Exactly! Don't worry, Italy, you'll grow to love these people. So much so, we hope you never send them back.