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The stars of MTV’s Buckwild are prompting some controversies that they’re misrepresenting the state of West Virginia with their wild antics on their show, much like the flack the Jersey Shore cast received when they first started their show – in their case, misrepresenting Italian Americans.
Despite drawing criticism from West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, who said he was “repulsed” by the show, the cast maintains that they’re not representing anyone but themselves.
Two of the cast members, Shae and Shain, talked to MTV News about the controversies, with Shain saying "All them old people in West Virginia cannot go back and say that they did not do all that stupid stuff, because if they did, they're lying.”
He added "I mean, they all had trucks, and they's all being goofy, making our own stunts ... just ours was caught on film."
Shae chimed in “I'm not representing anyone but myself. Like even my best friends on the show, if they do something to embarrass themselves, I don't feel like they represent me. ... I definitely can't represent the entire state of West Virginia. That's just stereotypical and just ... it doesn't make sense."
Did anyone watch the premiere on Thursday night?