When it premiered in December of 2009, Jersey Shore was picketed by the Italian American community, who called the show offensive and inaccurate. Now, Buckwild is drawing the same kind of controversy and ire from the Appalachian community, who have dubbed the show "The Jersey Shore of Appalachia" and "Hillbillies Gone Wild".
West Virginian Senator (D) Joe Manchin sent the following plea to MTV.
MTV is staying quite about this controversy, though they are not marketing the show as a reality series, instead calling it an "authentic comedy", with each episode working from a script. Buckwild is taking over Jersey Shore's Thursday, 10 pm time slot starting January 3rd.
to watch the offending trailer on TVweb.
Buckwild premiers January 3rd, 2013, only on MTV.