kittenmittons wrote:gahthelaw wrote:exactly. this isn't about making fun of people from new jersey, it's about making fun of italian americans.
It's about making fun people who choose a guido lifestyle, a preponderance of which happen to be italian-americans. The Hills is about making fun of people who choose the lifestyle of trust-fund babies on the west coast, a preponderance of which happen to be WASPs.
but people don't make the jump from hating trust fund babies to having no respect for wasps in general like they do with italian americans. it's assumed that italian americans are tacky, mobbed up, uneducated oafs. it doesn't matter how smart, how classy, or how great of a person you are. you're a joke as soon as someone 'oh, you're italian?! bada bing!'