West Virgina Senator Joe Manchin is Furious over MTV’s New Show “Buckwild” Before they Even Show the First Episode!
How do you know a show is going to be good? Not because I told you…but when someone speaks out against it before it even airs. That’s exactly what Senator Joe Manchin is doing. Manchin who hasn’t seen the show but only the previews has reached out to MTV’s president Stephen Friedman, asking that they reconsider airing such a show.
In the letter Manchin wrote,
As a U.S. Senator, I am repulsed at this business venture, where some Americans are making money off of the poor decisions of our youth. I cannot imagine that anyone who loves this country would feel proud profiting off of ‘Buckwild.’”
“Instead of showcasing the beauty of our people and our state, you preyed on young people, coaxed them into displaying shameful behavior, and now you are profiting from it. That is just wrong.”
Also in an interview with the Washington Post, Manchin said,
I have no problem with people in this country trying to earn a profit, but I would ask them: Would they do this to their own children, in their own neighborhood, in their own home state?”
“This show plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia. Let me tell you: People have given their all for this great country. They’ve done the heavy lifting to produce the energy that is needed to produce the steel that builds our factories and cities. The proud veterans of our state have shed more blood and made more sacrifices than most other states to keep America free.”
MTV has not responded, but I will take the liberty to craft a response for them. MTV please feel free to use the letter I’ve written for you below,
Thank you Senator,
Before we received your letter we had some doubts if this show was going to be good, controversial enough to outrage older folks, and outlandish enough to rival Snooki getting chin-checked at the Jersey Shore. After receiving your letter and feeling your outrage just from the trailer, I believe that we have achieved our goal. And by the way….we have filmed, cut, and paid for 12 episodes, and as long as the ratings are there, we will air 12 episodes.
Good Day Sir.
And just in case you didn’t see it before, here is the trailer for MTV’s new series Buckwild.